No foul play in ex-VM Galang’s death – PNP

CALASIAO– The town’s police consider the death of resigned Vice Mayor Ferdinand Galang in his home in Barangay Mancup, Calasiao in the early morning of April 1 a ‘closed-case’ based on post-mortem examination conducted by the municipal health office showing that he died of cardiac arrest.

Former Vice Mayor Galang, 44, was found dead early morning inside his room, locked from the inside, by his uncle and a neighbor in kneeling position, with blood oozing from his mouth and nose.

Scene of the Crime Operatives from Lingayen led by P/Senior Inspector Eric Magtaan, however, found no evidence of foul play on the body as it had no stab nor gunshot wound or superficial injury and therefore, fueled speculation of a suicide.

A post-mortem examination conducted by Municipal Health officer Dr. Cristina P. Estrada and followed by autopsy examination by medico legal officer of the PNP but found no foul play was committed.

Galang’s sister, Julie, instead, supported the belief that her brother suffered from cardiac arrest since the latter was suffering from hypertension and prostate disorder.

The empty bottle of VitaMilk found near the victim’s body, which was subjected to forensic examination by investigators, did not have any trace of harmful chemical.

His uncle, Jun Gregorio, told Investigators that Galang had called him up a  day earlier asking him to accompany him in his house as he was alone.

Gregorio waited until midnight Friday to join Galang but he received no further call from the victim. It was then when Gregorio decided to proceed to the victim’s house but noticed that the main door of his room was locked.

With Galang’s neighbor, Leo Fernandez, they saw Galang through an open window

kneeling and appeared lifeless. They got to him after destroying the main door lock.

In December, Galang surprised many of his town mates when he tendered his resignation after only serving as vice mayor of Calasiao for less than six months. In 2013, Galang won as runningmate of now mayor Armando Bauzon

He is succeeded by number one councilor Mahadeva Das Messina. (Leonardo Micua)