AGOO, La Union: This province’s 2nd District Representative Eufranio Eriguel has offered P500, 000 reward for any information on the identities of the suspects responsible for the bombing incident on Saturday that killed his driver and injured three of his close-in security aides.
Driver Jovanne Cacayuran died Monday afternoon at the Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center in San Fernando City from head injuries caused by shrapnel.
The three victims—Senior Police Officer 2 Jack Baguan, Eriguel’s police escort, Samuel Ofiaza and Anthony Casem—are recuperating from serious injuries.
“We are willing to give P500,000 to anyone who can identify the person or persons who masterminded the attempt on my life and the death of our driver. We urge you to please go to the police for any leads that would direct to the suspects,” Eriguel said in a press statement.
He said investigators have traced the owner of the motorcycle where the bomb was mounted and detonated by remote control.
“However, investigators have yet to identify the mastermind behind this very cruel and violent act which caused not only the death of my supporter, but more so, sow terror on the people of La Union,” he said.
Senior Supt. Angelito Dumangeng, La Union police director, disclosed that Eriguel, a supporter of Vice President Jejomar Binay, was the target of the bombing.
The explosion occurred 50 meters away from Eriguel’s house in Barangay Santa Barbara on April 30 while the lawmaker was on his way to a campaign sortie. A backup car carrying the four victims was severely hit, but partially damaged Eriguel’s vehicle.
WILLIAM JUN GARCIA