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Trece Martires Mayor charged for masterminding slay of Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, 13 September 2018 06:10 PM

Slain Trece Martires Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan | Photo taken from Facebook

 

CAVITE, Philippines – Trece Martires Mayor Melandres de Sagun and 10 others were charged with two counts of murder and frustrated murder for the killing of Vice Mayor Alexander Lubigan.

According to PRO4a Director PCSupt. Edward Carranza, witnesses positively identified Mayor de Sagun as behind the killing citing political reasons.

In fact, Carranza said, Cavite Provincial Director PSSupt. William Segun who stood as among the witnesses is actually a brother of the gunman.

“Hindi lang unang beses na ginawa ng grupong ito ang pagpatay sa Trece Martires City. Actually meron kaming nai-account na apat na murder cases na maso-solve eventually dahil sa paglutang ng mga testigo,” Segun said.

Vice Mayor Lubigan was ambushed and killed on July 7 together with his driver Romulo Gellemer. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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Slain Cavite vice mayor Alex Lubigan laid to rest, family cries for justice

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, 16 July 2018 02:04 PM

CAVITE, Philippines – Supporters of slain Trece Martires City Vice Mayor Alexander Lubigan flocked in hundreds to his funeral as he was laid to rest yesterday.

Wearing white t-shirts, the supporters held out a banner carrying the message, “Justice for Vice Mayor Alexander Lubigan.”

Among the prominent personalities who attended the funeral were former Cavite governor, Juanito Victor Remulla and Vice Governor Ramon Jolo Revilla III.

Prior to his internment, a final viewing was held. During the necrological service, Lubigan’s family once again sought justice for his death.

“Sana ang pagsasakripisyo mo ay may kahantungan. All I am praying for is makamit mo ang katarungan. We are crying, the Treceños are crying, crying for help, crying for justice. Alam ko justice will prevail,” said Gemma Lubigan, the widow of the slain official.

Cavite Vice Governor Ramon Jolo Revilla III said they will exert “all efforts to investigate and determine the identity of the assailants including others who may be involved in the crime by inducement or indispensable cooperation and to bring them all to justice.”

Vice Mayor Lubigan was ambushed by unidentified suspects last July 7.

The Philippine National Police is currently investigating the possible motive for his murder. – Benedict Samson / UNTV News and Rescue

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