• Soldier runs Amuck, kills 5


    FIVE soldiers were killed while 10 others including a civilian were wounded when an Army corporal ran amok in Sumisip town, Basilan province on Thursday. The soldier, Tahiruddinn Taha, was shot dead by responding soldiers. Reports reaching the Philippine Army headquarters at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City said that Taha, 37, of Bravo Company of the Army’s 64th Infantry Battalion arrived at the headquarters and opened fire at his colleagues who were then having a bible study. The soldiers killed in the incident were 2nd Lt. Alvin Ebina, 1st lt. Camlon Martin Puao, Cpl. Robert Jondayran, PFC Jessrell Calud, and SSgt. Jonathan Galicto. Those wounded were identified as 1st Lt. Pada Guingar, TSgt. Jerry Cardoza, Sgt. Anthony Bentoy, PFC Elber Noble, PFC Ruel Macalapay, PFC Nelson Calambro, PFC Junnel Cajote, PFC Remie Espanola Jr. and Rolly Matson, a pastor. Col. Benjamin Hao, Army spokesman, said the Army’s 64th Infantry Battalion is conducting an investigation into the incident.


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