Barangay bet tagged in killing of ex-La Union congressman nabbed

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 15 2018 02:57 PM

MANILA - Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde confirmed Tuesday the arrest of a suspect in the killing of former La Union Rep. Eufranio Eriguel. 

In a press briefing at Camp Crame, Albayalde said police have arrested in the town of Agoo Felizardo Villanueva, a candidate for barangay chairman in Capas, La Union.

"'Yung suspect is Felizardo Villanueva, alyas Rambo. He is a candidate for barangay captain in Capas," said Albayalde. 

The PNP chief said regional police are still trying to verify if the killing is related to the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls held yesterday. 

Eriguel was gunned down Saturday night while speaking during a general assembly of candidates running for barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

--report from Henry Atuelan, ABS-CBN News