31.3 C
Manila
Sunday, July 12, 2020
 
Home News Latest Stories Sulu incident a 'misencounter', PNP maintains

Sulu incident a ‘misencounter’, PNP maintains

 

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday insisted that what happened in Sulu between the police and military was a “misencounter.”

Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac, PNP spokesman, said the police did not know that the four men on board the car they stopped at a checkpoint in Jolo were soldiers.

“In that sense, there was a misencounter because firing against our colleagues can be called misencounter,” Banac said in a television interview.



Banac also said that the word “misencounter” may have a different definition from the military parlance.

Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay, Army chief, branded the inciden a “rubout”.

Banac said that the incident should not have happened.

After knowing that the people flagged down at the checkpoint were military, police should have allowed them to pass through, Banac said.

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is investigating the incident.

The nine policemen involved in the shooting are detained at the Sulu Provincial Police Office pending results of the investigation.

On Monday, a major, a captain and two enlisted personnel were killed by policemen who claimed that the four allegedly tried to flee and aimed their firearms, resulting in the shooting.

 

Senior staff leave gaming firm Ubisoft in harassment probe

PARIS: Gaming company Ubisoft's second most powerful executive is among senior staff to have left the firm as it pursues an internal investigation into...

LeBron James opts out of wearing social justice message on jersey

LOS ANGELES: NBA superstar LeBron James said Saturday he would opt out of wearing a social justice message on the back of his jersey...

NCAA, PVL, UAAP, MPBL support ABS-CBN

SHUTTERED media giant ABS-CBN remains supported by its various sports league partners despite being denied a franchise renewal by the House of Representatives. The National Collegiate Athletic Association...

BoC seizes $15,700 smuggled inside air parcel

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) seized $15,700 hidden inside an air parcel in violation of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) rule on bringing...

Duque visits Manila hospitals as Covid-19 cases reach 54K

HEALTH Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd made a surprise visit to two hospitals in Manila as the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the country...
 

Weather

Today's Front Page