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Balaoan town mayor and vice mayor ambushed in La Union

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

The convoy of Balaoan town Mayor Aleli Concepcion and Vice Mayor Alfred Concepcion was ambushed by unidentified gunmen in La Union Wednesday morning, November 14.

According to La Union Police Provincial Director PSSupt. Ricardo Layug, the incident took place around 8:10 a.m. on Balaoan Luna Road, Barangay Cabuaan.

Layug said the victims and their companions were riding in two separate vehicles on their way to the municipal hall when assailants attacked them.

The two officials were brought to the hospital but there are no reports yet of their current condition. — Lea Ylagan


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Father-and-daughter local execs ambushed in La Union, not in drugs watch list – PNP

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, November 15th, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) revealed on Thursday (November 15) that Vice Mayor Alfred Concepcion and his daughter Mayor Aleli Concepcion were not on the police drug watch list.

The father and daughter tandem were ambushed in Balaoan, La Union on Tuesday (November 14).

According to PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde, there was no previous report of the two local executive’s involvement in illegal drugs trade.

“Wala naman so far. I just don’t know in the region,” Albayalde said.

So far, there are no witnesses surfacing to testify on the case while the PNP Region 1 police are doing the investigation.

“The more important thing here is the witness who can give full account or give suspects or persons of interest dito sa mga incidents na ganyan. Napakaimportante kasi na kapag may nakakita, kailangan pong pumunta sa pulisya para makunan ng statement at ma-solve ang crime,” the PNP Chief explained.

Albayalde noted that La Union is considered as among the election hot spots due to intense political rivalry. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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La Union town vice mayor, bodyguard killed in ambush; mayor wounded

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

LA UNION, Philippines — Balaoan , La Union Vice Mayor Alfred Concepcion and his security escort Michael Ulep were killed an ambush on Wednesday morning (November 14).

His daughter Balaoan Mayor Aleli Concepcion was wounded in the incident.

Based on investigation, the Concepcions were aboard their respective vehicles going to the municipal hall at around 8:10 a.m. when unidentified gunmen fired shots at them on Luna Road, Barangay Cabuaan.

The victims were rushed to Balaoan District Hospital where Vice Mayor Concepcion died shortly.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) Region 1 has formed a Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) to look into the case.

PNP Chief PDG Oscar Albayalde said authorities are checking if the Concepcions have been receiving death threats prior to the incident.

The SITG will also investigate whether the suspects are members of a private armed group and if a political rival is possibly behind it.

“Yes isa yan. Of course, kaya yesterday we presented mga operations natin on PAGs (private armed groups) particularly the identified PAGs doon sa Nueva Ecija which we said earlier that this group is also operating in the province of La Union and nearby provinces in Cagayan, Bulacan and parts of Region 4A,” said Albayalde.

Malacañang condemned the ambush against the La Union local officials and has directed the PNP to look into the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.— Toto Fabros

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La Union LGU goes house-to-house to convince residents to evacuate

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018



LA UNION, Philippines – The local government of San Fernando designated a specific evacuation center in different parts of the municipality for residents affected by typhoon Rosita in coastal areas.

Three public schools, two private ones and one university have opened doors for evacuating residents.

One family from Barangay Catbangen and two families from Barangay Ilocanor Sur took refuge in Catbangen Elementary School.

Authorities are continuously encouraging residents in the coastal areas to evacuate as potential storm surges may endanger their lives, according to La Union Vice Governor Aureo Nisce.

“Hindi kayo namin pineperwisyo kasi yung mga ibang nag-eevacuate, lalo na kung forcible, nagrereklamo pa. Including the resorts, they have already been warned of the impending typhoon,” Nisce said.

The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council is doing a house-to-house warning to urge residents to leave to a safer ground or else, they will be forced to evacuate. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Aiko Miguel)

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