Isabela, Basilan deputy police chief, policeman shot by riding-in-tandem

MANILA, Philippines – The deputy police chief of Isabela City in Basilan, along with another policeman, were shot Sunday morning, November 20, by unknonwn assailants riding a motorcycle.

Supt. Esteban Agcaoili and a certain PO2 Pamposa, were shot by unknown suspects riding a motorcycle while the victims were playing basketball at the city's gym Sunday morning, initial reports said.

Agcaoili is in critical condition in the hospital.

Agcaoili was assigned to Basilan after he was tagged as a "ninja" cops, or those who allegedly re-sell drugs, particularly shabu, seized in police raids.

The motive of the shooting is still unknown. – Richard Falcatan /