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FIRST WOMAN MAYOR | Widow of slain Trece Martires vice mayor proclaimed mayor
May 15, 2019 , 11:12 AM

May 15, 2019 – The widow of former Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan led the race for the mayoralty post in Trece Martires City, Cavite.

Gemma Lubigan was proclaimed winner early Wednesday after defeating Melencio de Sagun, Jr., whose father was implicated in the killing of her husband.

This made her the first woman to clinch the mayoralty post.

 

The former vice mayor was ambushed in July 2018 after announcing his bid for mayorship.

Then incumbent mayor Melandres de Sagun was charged with murder, but was later cleared by the Department of Justice.

 

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