Incident Summary:

05/15/2008: On Thursday, at 0630, Celso Pojas was shot dead outside his house in Maa, Davao City, Philippines by two suspected Farmer’s Movement of the Philippines militants.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Davao del Sur

Davao City

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Maa neighborhood of Davao City.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity
Specific Description Celso Pojas
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Farmer's Movement of the Philippines (KMP) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Lexis Nexis, "Davao Militant Leader Killed by Motorcycle-riding Gunmen," Philippines News Agency, May 17, 2008.
Grace Plata and Ben O. Tesiorna, "Militant Leader Shot Dead in Davao," Sun Star,
Carlo P. Mallo, "More Will be Killed: Mysterious Caller," Sun Star, Http://