CALASIAO, Pangasinan - The former vice mayor of this town, Ferdinand Galang, was found dead inside his house on Saturday, authorities said.
Galang was found kneeling inside his room and a relative suspected his death was linked to hypertension. Police ruled out foul play.
“Sa inisyal nating imbestigasyon wala namang sugat sa kanyang katawan so walang foul play. Hindi rin nagsuicide sabi ng family pero subject pa rin for autopsy,” said Chief Inspector Amor Mio Somine.
(According to initial investigation, he had no wounds so there was no foul play. The family also ruled out suicide, but he will still be subjected to autopsy.)
Galang won as vice mayor in the May 2016 elections but resigned due to personal reasons.