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Lawyer of drug lord Rolando Espinosa Jr killed in ambush in Leyte

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Lawyer of Drug Lord Rolando Espinosa Jr Killed in Ambush in Leyte –

The lawyer for known drug lord Rolando “Kerwin” Espinosa Jr and a 15-year-old girl were killed in an ambush in Tacloban City on Tuesday.

48-year-old Rogelio Bato Jr and an unidentified teenager were ambushed by gunmen riding in a white truck and a motorcycle.

Police said they are unsure if the murders were related to the drug cases that the lawyer handled, including those of Kerwin and several other suspected drug dealers in the city.

Authorities said Bato was the lawyer for Ricardo Rondina who is still incarcerated, as well as his cousin Ferdinand Rondina who is out on bail – both men are known drug dealers in the city.

The young girl killed in the ambush was still wearing her school uniform – the two were said to be heading to the mall. Authorities said the girl was a fourth year high school student at the Sagkiahan National High School, her name has not been released due to her age. 

Witnesses to the scene of the ambush told police that Bato slowed down because of road construction in Lumbang II, that’s when the white truck and the motorcycle sped up and opened fire on the Toyota pickup that Bato and the teen were riding in.

Police said the gunmen used M16 rifles and .45 calibre pistols.

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2 Comments on "Lawyer of drug lord Rolando Espinosa Jr killed in ambush in Leyte"

  1. These killings are getting out of control now when an innocent child is murdered.

  2. Probably carried out by Duterte’s gun slingers. Duterte is more dangerous than any other state leader in the world at the moment. He is selfish, mega ego centric, lawless, corrupt, lying person who is only interested in his own status. Bet he has mirrors on all his walls at home so he can view himself constantly. He loves himself and loves to hear himself and he loves power. DO NOT MISTAKE HIS ACTIONS FOR LOVE FOR THE PHILIPPINES AND ITS CITIZENS.

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