The Espino clan on September 16 lauded the driver of former governor and 2nd District representative Amado Espino Jr for his heroism.
The Pangasinan politiko was wounded in an ambush by still unidentified gunmen last September 11.
His driver, Agapito Cuison, managed to drive the vehicle they were in to the nearest hospital despite sustaining gunshot wounds himself.
Cuison passed away the following day.
“Kami ay nagbibigay pugay sa kanyang kabayanihan na kahit may tinamong mga bala sa kanyang katawan ay pinagpatuloy pa rin niya ang kanyang pagmamaneho hanggang makarating sa isang ospital na hindi kalayuhan sa pinagganapan ng pamamaril,” the family said in a statement.
“Muli naming pinapahayag ang aming mariing pagkondena sa mga taong pumatay sa nasabing driver at security aide, at ang pagtangkang pagpaslang sa dating gobernador,” they added.