Albuera Leyte Mayor’s Lawyer Killed In Ambush, Including 15-Year Old Girl

Photo from Ace Montaño's Facebook.
Photo from Ace Montaño's Facebook.
Photo from Ace Montaño’s Facebook.

The lawyer of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa and his son Kerwin was killed in an ambush in Barangay Lumban in Tacloban City on Tuesday, a report on Balita Pilipinas said.

The report identified the victim as Atty. Rogelio Bato.

Aside from Bato, a 15-year-old girl who was with him was also killed.

Rolando and Kerwin are being linked to illegal drug activities in Eastern Visayas.

The elder Espinosa voluntarily surrendered to the Philippine National Police early August after President Rodrigo Duterte gave a “shoot on sight order” against him and his son.

Photo from Ace Montaño's Facebook profile.
Photo from Ace Montaño’s Facebook profile.

He has denied the accusation that he is a big-time drug lord, but a raid at their ancestral home yielded at least 11 kilograms of shabu and ingredients for bomb-making.


Kerwin, on the other hand, has left the country and is believed to be either in Singapore or Malaysia, although Albuera police are verifying reports that he has been sighted in a hospital in Cebu City.


Source: GMA News, Ace Montano

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