Trece Martires Cavite Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan Killed in an Ambush Outside a Korean Hospital

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Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan of Trece Martires town in Cavite was gunned down on Saturday afternoon in an ambushed by unknown assailants. Vice Mayor Lubigan became the third local official killed this month.

The killing of Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan followed the slay of mayors in Batangas and Nueva Ecija earlier this week.

Aside from Vice Mayor Lubigan of Trece Martires, his driver who was with him outside the Korean-Philippines Hospital past 3:00 PM is now in critical condition according to the initial investigation of the police authorities.

Cavite Provincial Director Senior Supt. William Segun revealed that the gunman was onboard an SUV, hits Lubigan’s pickup truck along the Trece-Martires-Indang orad and shot the Vice Mayor.

The Vice Mayor of Trece Martires was inside his Toyota Hilux vehicle when some gunmen fired at the victim’s vehicle while riding a black Montero SUV.

Vice Mayor Lubigan died on the spot of the incident. The death of Lubigan followed the slay of Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili and Mayor Ferdinand Bote of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija.

Based upon the records of the PNP, Vice Mayor Lubigan became the fifth Vice Mayor of the Philippines who was killed during the Duterte administration. A total of 15 Vice Mayors and Mayors were killed under the Duterte admin.

Source: PNA / ABS-CBN 

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