ambushes in the Philippines - updates

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Former Pangasinan governor Amado Espino Jr ambushed

Sep 11, 2019 - 6:27 PM

(4th UPDATE) Police say former governor and congressman Amado Espino Jr was rushed to a hospital in San Carlos City, Pangasinan, for treatment

AMBUSH. Amado Espino Jr is ambushed while aboard his vehicle in San Carlos City, Pangasinan. Photo from Senator Richard Gordon

Politics, business eyed as motives in La Union mayor Buquing's slay

Oct 02, 2018 - 6:06 PM

Police say Mayor Alexander 'Alan' Buquing had an intense political run in 2016 and is a big-time local Pepsi distributor

LEADS PURSUED. The PNP forms a special task group to probe the killing of Sudipen Mayor Alexander 'Alan' Buquing. Photo from Sudipen LGU Facebook page

Slain La Union mayor shielded wife during attack – police

Oct 02, 2018 - 10:47 AM

Police say this explains how Vice Mayor Wendy Joy Buquing of Sudipen, La Union, survived the attack

SAVED. Vice Mayor Wendy Joy Buquing was shielded by her husband from the gunfire. Photo from Sudipen LGU

NPA: We didn't kill mayor

May 29, 2014 - 3:07 PM

The NPA says that while it once accused slain Mayor Reynaldo Navarro of involvement in illegal logging it never found enough basis to order his killing

Lanao mayor hurt, 13 killed in ambush

Apr 26, 2013 - 10:23 AM

6th UPDATE The daughter and granddaughter of Nunungan Lanao del Norte Mayor Abdulmalik Manamparan is killed in the ambush

AMBUSH. Mayor Abdulmalik Manamparan of Nunungan town recuperates at a hospital in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte province. Photo by Richele Umel/AFP

Mayor wounded in ambush

Apr 26, 2013 - 6:36 AM

The mayor of Nunungan Lanao del Norte was on his way home from a campaign sortie

The Year of Enrile: JPE’s 2012 Legacy

Dec 30, 2012 - 8:24 PM

From the impeachment court to the court of public opinion Enrile is front and center of events that shaped 2012

MOMENTOUS YEAR. From the impeachment trial to his controversial memoirs to a libel suit, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile loomed large in 2012.