Brod Judge Reynaldo Espinar was assassinated by a gunman in Pambujan, Northern Samar on November 22, 2015. He was the Presiding Judge of the Municipal Circuit Trial Court of Laoang, Northern Samar. The gunman was killed by his bodyguard. The motive for his murder is still unknown.
He was in his early years in law school at the Far Eastern Univerisity (FEU) when he left to run and won as Mayor of the town of Silvino Lobos of the same province, where his wife is presently running as Mayor. After serving from 1986 to 1992, he went back to FEU to pursue his law studies. From then on, the fraternal brods called him “Mayor.” He was alo a Certified Public Accountant.
(Brod Judge Reynaldo Espinar (far right) with Brod Atty. Edwin Andrada (2nd from right), Supreme Court Judicial Supervisor during the latter’s judicial audit and visit in April 2014.)
The Supreme Court condemned such atrocity and sought the help of the law enforcement bodies to resolve the matter.