MANILA The family of former Cabinet Secretary Leoncio B. Evasco Jr. sought assistance from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) over security threats.
In a letter dated April 1 to NBI Director Dante Gierran, the Evasco family urged that an investigation be conducted by a team "from the NBI Central Office to remove all doubts and suspicions".
Evasco is running as a candidate for Bohol governor under the Nationalist People's Coalition-Hugpong.
"It is our hope that this investigation will result not only in determining whether the said assassination plot is true or not. In the event that the said plot is confirmed, we trust that this investigation will result to the unmasking of the identities of the assassins contracted for the plot but most especially for the people who contracted them," Evasco's wife Florira and children Mikhael, Fidel and Fanshen said in the request.
They said unmarked motorcycles were seen running alongside the vehicles of Evasco.
A number of local officials in the province have been linked to illegal drug trade. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency