Guard dies in shooting at Duterte's presidential compound

Shooting incident near Philippine president's residence officer injured

Shooting incident near Philippine president's residence officer injured

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urged the United States on Tuesday to help control drugs smuggling, blaming Taiwan and Hong Kong-based criminal gangs for using his country as a shipping hub.

PSG spokesperson Mike Aquino confirmed the shooting report.

He declined to say if the president was in the area when it occurred, or give further details.

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Duterte and police officials have denied allegations of extrajudicial killings by police enforcing his crackdown, which has left thousands of people dead since he became president past year.

Significantly, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel, Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto and Richard Gordon, acknowledged as staunch Duterte supporters, did not sign the resolution.

"We are ruling out foul play", Dagoy told reporters.

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In a related development, a panel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday released its findings that three policemen of suburban Caloocan City in Metro Manila "conpired to murder" the son of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in a anti-drug operation.

Asked during a regular briefing about Duterte's whereabouts at the time of the shooting, his spokesman Ernesto Abella said: "We don't have any information regarding that".

He said it was too soon to comment on the incident.

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He usually spends his weekends in Davao City, sometimes starting as early as Thursday and not returning to Manila until Monday or later.

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