Ex-Pangasinan solon Espino now in stable condition
(Philstar.com) – September 11, 2019 – 8:45pm
MANILA, Philippines — Former Rep. Amado Espino Jr. (Pangasinan), who is also a former governor of the province, is now in stable condition after an ambush Wednesday afternoon that killed all five of his bodyguards.
“Cong Ama is alive and stable,” local radio station DWCM Aksyon Radyo Pangasinan reported on its Facebook page.
In a tweet by Sen. Richard Gordon, he said the victims were all riding a Toyota Inova when the incident happened.
“All 5 of his bodyguards heroically shielded Espino with their bodies and they all perished,” Gordon said, adding that Amado was brought to the hospital in the province where he was fighting for his life.
Reports citing initial investigation by police said that the group was treading Barangay Magtaking in San Carlos City at 4:30 p.m. when they were attacked by unidentified assailants.
“This is completely unacceptable in this day and age, yet it happens with impunity. The police should be able to track down the perpetrators if they act fast,” Gordon said.
“I call on PNP Chief Albayalde to mobilize all police forces to track down the killers and bring them to justice.”
As It Happens
LATEST UPDATE: September 11, 2019 – 7:54pm
Former Rep. Amado Espino Jr. (Pangasinan), who is also a former provincial governor, has been ambushed and is “fighting for his life in a hospital in Pangasinan,” Sen. Richard Gordon says in a tweet.
“All five of his bodyguards heroically shielded Espino with their bodies and they all perished,” Gordon also says.
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September 11, 2019 – 7:54pm
Former Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr. is now in stable condition following an ambush on Wednesday afternoon.
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