Two supporters of Abra governor shot dead

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Two supporters of Abra governor shot dead
The two known backers of Abra Governor Joy Valera Bernos are gunned down while riding together on a motorcycle

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Abra drew first blood with the killing of two supporters of Gov. Joy Valera Bernos Monday morning, October 22,  in Barangay Kimmalaba, Dolores town.

Rodel Talledo Pilor and Roland Lasara were both killed at about 9:15 am Monday by still unidentified assailants who repeatedly shot the two while they were riding a motorcycle.

Police recovered slugs of a caliber 5.56 mm revolver and a gauge 12 shotgun from the crime scene.

In a statement, Bernos said that Pilor has been her supporter for the past campaigns.

“Abreños know who the perpetrators are,” she alleged. “I am directing the PNP and AFP to bring these people to justice.”

Governor Bernos (Asenso) will be fighting two Junior Seareses for governor. Dolores town Mayor Robert Victor Guzman Seares Jr (Lakas NUCD) will appear as “Seares Jr PDPLBN” in the ballot while Loreto Peralta Seares Jr., the former general manager of Abra Electric Cooperative, will appear as “Seares Jr”.

Anne Bersamin, the daughter of slain Rep. Luis Bersamin Jr., will run as vice governor under Nacionalista Party against incumbent Vice Governor Ronald Stimson Balao-as (Asenso).

Representative Joseph Sto. Nino Bernos (Asenso) will be battling two women for congressman of the lone district of Abra: Derdrei Roce Luna-Ifurung ran independently while Victoria Seares Corpus ran under PDDS-DPP. –


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