Roel Degamo Case: Suspects Willing To Cooperate In Investigation

Department of Justice (DOJ) says suspects in the Roel Degamo case are willing to cooperate.

ROEL DEGAMO CASE – Suspects who gunned down late politician Roel Degamo are willing to talk and cooperate according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Shot dead just outside their family’s residential compound on Saturday, March 4, was Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo. According to the Philippine National Police (PNP) Negros Oriental, it happened in Barangay 9, in Pamplona town. 

He is the latest politician killed under the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Suspects were arrested by the authorities in Sitio Punong, Barangay Cansumalig, Bayawan, Saturday afternoon.

Roel Degamo Case

Apart from firing at the politician, the suspects are also bound to face charges of illegal possession of firearms, ammunition, and explosives.

In a report from Inquirer, the suspects and eight others are accordingly willing to cooperate and talk. The Department of Justice (DOJ) said this on Tuesday amid the ongoing investigation.

Two of the four captured suspects were transferred to Manila after executing their affidavits. These two are being evaluated for the Witness Protection Program and the other two are under the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center.

“Upon the instruction of Justice Secretary Remulla and DILG Secretary Abalos, the two respondents who previously expressed their intention to cooperate were immediately turned over to the NBI’s custody for protective custody and further investigation,” says the DOJ in a statement.

It added that the other two also expressed their cooperation in the investigation. The motive is yet to be confirmed behind the slaying.

The four suspects arrested are Joric Garido Labrador, Joven Calibjo Aber, Benjie Rodriguez, and Osmundo Rojas Rivero.

President Marcos believes that the reason behind this is purely political.

According to the wife of the late politician, there were threats in his life before all of these happened.


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