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    Posted June 7, 2014 by
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    Phl mayor killed on 25th wedding anniversary

     
    MAYOR Ernesto Balolong Jr. of Urbiztondo town in Pangasinan province, Northern Philippines, while he was about to inspect a social hall where a reception will be held the next day to celebrate his and his wife Myrna's 25th wedding anniversary and the wedding of his eldest son Voltaire.
    Gov. Amado Espino Jr. condemned in the strongest terms possible the murder of Balolong and his bodyguard Saturday morning even as he ordered concerned agencies to get to the bottom of the crime.
    Killed with Balolong was his bodyguard PO1 Eliseo Ulanday, a member of the Urbiztondo Town Police Station and one Edmond Meneses, an electrician at CSI Supermarket Urbiztondo.
    Balolong sustained 27 gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead on arrival (DOA) at Elguera Hospital in San Carlos City.
    On the other hand, Ulanday and Meneses were also declared DOA at the Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation Hospital.
    Wounded in the shooting and are now recuperating at VMUFH are Jose Vigilia, a stockman of CSI; and Rogelio Esguerra, "taho" vendor, a native of Urbiztondo, who was in the vicinity when gunmen who used automatic weapons opened fire on the mayor and his bodyguard.
    The cold-blooded killing happened on Rizal Street just in front of CSI Supermarket perpetrated by unidentified armed men on board a van.
    "Absolutely, no one in any way would benefit from the crime except those with distorted values and deranged minds," said Espino, in a statement texted to the media by Provincial Information Officer Butch Velasco.
    Members of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) are now lifting fingerprints on a brand new Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) Innova, colored black, abandoned in Cauayan Kiling Village, San Carlos City which was believed to be the get-away vehicle of the perpetrators.

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