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Trece Martires City mayor to appear before DOJ for murder

The Department of Justice’s (DoJ) preliminary investigation into the criminal charges filed against Trece Martires City Mayor Melandres De Sagun in connection with the death of Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan and his driver will begin tomorrow (Friday).

This as the DoJ has formally sent subpoenas to de Sagun and his co-respondents to appear tomorrow and submit their counter-affidavits.

“You are hereby warned that failure on your part to appear on said scheduled date shall considered a waiver on your part to present your counter-affidavit and evidence, in which case, the complaint shall be deemed submitted for resolution based on evidence on record,” read the subpoena.

The other respondents were identified as Maragondon Municipal Councilor Lawrence “Umbe” Arca, Luis Vasquez Abad Jr., Ariel Fletchetro Paiton, and Rhonel Bersamina.

They were accused of murder and frustrated murder over the ambush of Lubigan which took place in Trece Martires, Cavite.

Lubigan was aboard his black Toyota Hi-Lux when he got ambushed on the afternoon of July 7.

Aside from Lubigan, his driver Romulo Guillemer died from the ambush.

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