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PDP condemns assassination attempt on Espino, backs fight for justice

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By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN

The ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP Laban) party has condemned the attempted assassination of former Pangasinan Rep. Amado Espino.

“The PDP Laban condemns in the strongest possible terms the attempted assassination of its Pangasinan provincial oresident, former Governor and 5th District Representative Amado Espino,” PDP President Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said in a statement.

Pimentel said while the ruling party thankful that Espino has been declared out of danger, they will “not rest until the people responsible for this act of violence are quickly identified and swiftly brought to justice.”

“Congressman Espino is not just a respectable leader of PDP Laban. He is a father, a mentor and a guiding light to the people of Pangasinan,” said Pimentel.

“We hope and pray for Congressman Espino’s quick recovery. Be assured that the PDP Laban is fully behind him in this fight for justice,” he added.

Pimentel urged the law enforcement agencies to do whatever it takes to make sure that the perpetrators and the mastermind of this failed assassination attempt will be unmasked and put to justice.

Espino was reportedly injured when gunmen opened fire at his vehicle while traveling along San Carlos City.

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