The police are looking on at least three (3) persons of interest in the murder of Trece Martires, Cavite Vice Mayor Alexander Lubigan on July 7.
In an interview with dzRH, Cavite Provincial Director Sr. Supt. William Segun stated that the case remains an “ongoing” investigation and also denied to disclose to the public the details of the persons of interest in the killing of the Vice Mayor.
The 44-year-old Vice Mayor was with his driver-bodyguard Romulo Guillemer and security aide Romeo Edrinal when the gunmen blocked the path of his black Toyota Hi-lux pickup truck and opened fire around 3 p.m. in front of Korea-Philippines Friendship Hospital on the Trece Martires-Indang Road at Barangay Luciano in the province’s capital.
Guillemer, 50, died a few hours later at General Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial Hospital in the city while Edrinal, 56, survived and was being treated in the city’s Korea-funded hospital. According to the police, the assailants escaped toward Indang town aboard a black sports utility vehicle.
Meanwhile, Supt. Segun stressed that 6 bullets were recovered from the head and body of the Vice Mayor that resulted to his immediate death.
On the other hand, the cops are also eyeing on political rivalry as the possible motive of the Vice Mayor’s slain. Lubigan is set to announce his candidacy as the town’s Mayor today, July 9.
The death of Lubigan is recorded as the third high official of a local government unit (LGU) who was killed a week after the murder of Mayor Antonio Halili of Tanauan City, Batangas province, and Mayor Ferdinand Bote of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija province.