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TRECE MARTIRES MAYOR FACES CRIMINAL RAPS OVER ALLEGED SLAY OF TOWN VICE MAYOR



Trece Martires Mayor Melandres De Sagun, and 10 other suspects are facing two counts of murder and frustrated murder before the Justice Department.

This was after they were identified to have performed acts of participation in the murder plot of Trece Martires Vice Mayor Alexander Lubigan and his driver Romulo Gillemer last July 7, 2018 along Trece-Indang Road of Brgy. Luciano, Trece Martires City, Cavite.

Also named in the complaint are Maragondon Cavite Councilor Lawrence Arca, Luis Vasquez Abad Jr., Ariel Fletchetro Paiton, Rhonel Bersamina and several John and Jane Does.

CALABARZON PNP Chief Supt. Edward Carranza said the motive seen in the killing is politics because the local executive was slain after he has expressed his intentions to run for the midterm polls.

Meantime, Lubigan's widow, Gemma said she will run in the upcoming elections in replacement of his late husband.