Sudipen slain mayor’s widow runs for mayor

Published October 16, 2018, 8:29 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Erwin Beleo

SUDIPEN, La Union — The widow of slain mayor, Alexander Buquing, filed on Tuesday her certificate of candidacy (COC) for mayor of this town.

FILE PHOTO- Vice Mayor Wendy Joy Buquing takes oath as new mayor of Sudipen, La Union days after her husband Mayor Alexander Buquing was killed in an ambush.  (photo courtesy of Sudipen LGU/ MANILA BULLETIN)
FILE PHOTO- Vice Mayor Wendy Joy Buquing takes oath as new mayor of Sudipen, La Union days after her husband Mayor Alexander Buquing was killed in an ambush. (photo courtesy of Sudipen LGU/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Wendy Joy Buquing, elected vice mayor in the 2016 polls, is now the mayor of this town by succession following the ambush on her husband, which she survived last October 1 in Bangar town, this province.

She filed her COC to run for mayor under the administration’s Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) party.

Meanwhile, police have not yet declared whether or not the assassination of her husband, which also resulted in the killing of his driver Bonifacio Depdepen and police escort Police Officer 2 Rolando Juanbe, was politically motivated.

 
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