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Driver of former La Union Rep. Eriguel dies

GMA News Online logo GMA News Online 5/17/2018 Galarpe, Karen
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The driver of former La Union Representative Eufranio Eriguel has died due to injuries sustained after they were attacked by armed men in Agoo, La Union on Saturday, according to a report on Unang Balita on Thursday.

Patric Manabat, Eriguel's driver, was one of eight men who were gunned down in Barangay Capas as the former lawmaker was delivering a speech during a miting de avance as part of the campaign for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

Eriguel and his two bodyguards died during the shooting.

La Union 2nd District Representative Sandra Eriguel, wife of the former congressman, believes that the attack was politically motivated.

The Eriguel family has also been gripped with fear due to death threats they have received.

On Wednesday, suspect Filizardo Villanueva was charged with three counts of murder for the attack.

Villanueva ran for barangay chairman in the May 14 elections but lost. —KG, GMA News

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