Aris visits wake of slain Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo

By Marisol Bo-oc | 08:06 PM March 12, 2023

Bohol Gov. Aris Aumentado on Sunday afternoon, March 12, 2023, visited the wake of slain Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo.

Aumentado, chairman of Regional Development Council (RDC) – Central Visayas, came to sympathize with the governor’s family.

Degamo who traced his roots in Bohol called Aumentado and other Bohol leaders “paisano” (compatriot).

He was accompanied by lawyer Handel Lagunay, the provincial legal officer, during his visit.

“Karong adlawa, atong gibisita ang haya sa atong higala na si Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo ug atong gipaabot ang atong kasubo ug suporta sa iyang pamilya ug sa tibuok probinsya,” said Aumentado.

Degamo’s widow Pamplona Mayor Janice Degamo said that they appreciated the effort of the Aumentado be at the wake.

Degamo and five others were killed while 13 others were injured in the March 4 attack conducted while the governor was distributing aid to his constituents at his residence in Pamplona town. With reports from Helen Castano

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