2 suspects in Pangasinan town mayor's slay nabbed


Posted at Jun 08 2014 03:44 PM | Updated as of Jun 08 2014 11:44 PM

PANGASINAN -- Authorities have arrested suspects involved in the killing of Urbiztondo, Pangasinan town mayor Ernesto Balolong Jr. last Saturday.

Two other people were killed, while at least four others were wounded in the incident.

In a press conference on Sunday, Special Investigation Task Group Balolong announced that they have arrested two suspects who were identified by witnesses as Balolong's gunmen.

They were identified as Eduardo de Guzman, alias "Gading", 65, and Marito Sarmiento. Both are residents of Bugallon, Pangasinan.

The two suspects will undergo background investigation and paraffin test.

Meanwhile, Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) said that Balolong sustained 17 gunshot wounds all over his body.

Based on records and documents, the getaway vehicle used by the suspects is owned by a rent-a-car business in Pasig. -- report from Nica Tomines, ABS-CBN News North Central Luzon