Updated 12:41 PM PHT Wed, April 19, 2017
(CNN Philippines, April 18) — Another barrio doctor was assasinated inside his own clinic in Cotabato City Tuesday morning, according to the Department of Health (DOH).
Dr. Shahid Jaja Sinolinding and his escort 'Hamid' were murdered at 11am by an unidentified gunman who posed as a 'patient'.
Sinolinding was an ophthalmologist at the Cotabato Doctors' Clinic, and the younger brother of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao's DOH regional chief Dr. Kadil Sinolinding, Jr.
"The DOH condemns this act of violence as it lost anew a dedicated healthcare worker at a time when there is a dire need for their service and we are deeply saddened by this event, even as we are still awaiting the resolution of the killing of former Doctors to the Barrios Dr. Dreyfuss Perlas," Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial declared.
In March, barrio doctor Dreyfuss Perlas was shot dead by an unidentified assailant while on his motorcycle.