Ex-lawmaker, 2 aides found dead, burned inside car in Philippines

Whatapp News

Manila – Police on Thursday said bodies of a former lawmaker in the Philippines, his driver and bodyguard, were found burned inside a car.

The bodies of former congressman Edgar Mendoza and his two aides were discovered at the backseat of the car on a bridge in the town of Tiaong in Quezon province, 85 kilometres south of Manila.

“Police received a call about the burning vehicle before dawn,’’ Major Lawrence Panganiban, the chief of police in Tiaong, said.

The vehicle was confirmed to be owned by Mendoza, a member of the House of between 1998 and 2001, and who before then, was head of the Bureau of .

“He has been a private since his term as lawmaker ended.

“He had left his house on Wednesday to meet with a client in nearby Laguna province,’’ Panganiban said.

He added that police would conduct DNA tests on the charred bodies to confirm identities of the .

“Some of the personal belongings of the victims were found scattered a few metres away from the vehicle.

“We will do everything to solve this case,” Panganiban stated.