By Marisol Bo-oc | 03:42 PM March 04, 2023
Gov. Aris Aumentado on Saturday condemned the killing of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo.
“Kusganong natong gikondenar sa pag-ambush sa maong gobernador, nga nikalas sa iyang kinabuhi. Atong gilauman na sa daling panahon, masilutan dayon ang mga hintungdan sa maong daotang panghitabo,” said Aumentado, also the chairman of the Regional Development Council (RDC) – Central Visayas.
Degamo was entertaining 4Ps beneficiaries at the entrance of his residence when ‘a group of persons wearing pixelized uniform and in full battle gear’ shot the governor several times hitting Degamo and some civilians.
The victims were immediately brought to a hospital for medication. However, Degamo expired after hours in the hospital.
Meanwhile, 1st district Rep. Edgar Chatto also condoled the family of Degamo and the people of Negros Oriental.
“He was a good friend and had always been proud to trace his roots in Bohol. We condemn this act of violence and pray for justice and peace to prevail. Rest in peace Gov. Roel,” said Chatto.