MAGUINDANAO, Philippines -- A project development officer of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in the Autonomous Region in Mindanao (DSWD-ARMM) was shot dead in Maguindanao Friday afternoon.
Police said 40-year-old Rowena Lu Sangki was killed while her co-worker, identified only as Rahima, was wounded after they were shot by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Datu Odin Sinsuat.
Authorities said the two victims were on their way home from the DSWD-ARMM office in Barangay Semba when two still unidentified suspects fired at them using a .45-caliber pistol.
Sangki was dead on the spot. Rahima, meanwhile, is now recovering at a hospital in Cotabato City.
Authorities have yet to determine the motive behind the shooting incident.