Slain ex-lawmaker Eriguel to be buried Saturday

Micaella Ilao, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 26 2018 10:04 AM | Updated as of May 26 2018 10:05 AM

Family and friends of Eufranio Eriguel stand behind the hearse that will bring his remains to the Agoo Public Cemetery.

AGOO, La Union - The remains of slain former La Union Rep. Eufranio Eriguel will be laid to rest at the Agoo Public Cemetery on Saturday.

A mass attended by his family, friends and supporters was first held at the Agoo Basilica Saturday morning.

On Thursday, thousands of residents from the 10 towns of the province's 2nd District also took part in a prayer rally for their slain former representative.

Eriguel was gunned down on May 12 while giving a speech at the general assembly of candidates running for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in Barangay Capas, Agoo town. Two civilian bodyguards were also killed.

Authorities arrested Felizardo “Rambo” Villanueva in connection with Eriguel’s killing. Villanueva ran but lost in the barangay elections.

Eriguel was on the list of alleged "drug coddlers" from local government units who President Rodrigo Duterte identified in August 2016.

His wife Sandra is the incumbent representative of La Union's 2nd District.