Vice Mayor out-drives riding thugs

BATAC CITY, Ilocos Norte — One of the two alleged suspects in the ambush attempt on Vice Mayor Rommel Labasan of Pinili town, was nabbed in a follow-up operation, here, last Wednesday afternoon. Police said the suspect denied participation in the ambush attempt. Aboard his red-plate SUV, Labasan sought refuge at the compound of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) along Batac national highway after he eluded two motorcycle-riding gunmen in Barangay Lang-ayan, Currimao town. (FGL)