Survivor during Degamo Attack Recalls What Happened at the Governor’s Compound

Survivor during Degamo Attack Visits Governor’s Wake in Siaton

SURVIVOR DURING DEGAMO ATTACK – Junito Bugas, a local radio announcer in Negros Oriental, recalled what happened during the attack at the compound of the late Governor Roel Degamo.

Last March 4, the people of Negros Oriental were alarmed by news reports and talks about the attack that transpired at the residence of Gov. Roel Degamo in Pamplona. Men wearing pixelated uniform barged in the gate of the compound and lodged their motive.

Gov. Degamo and several victims were rushed to the hospital. Unfortunately, the Governor, his ally, and several civilians did not make it. There were people at his home even on a Saturday as he was working and they were seeking help from the Governor.

Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo
Photo Credit: Manila Bulletin

The widow of the Governor, Pamplona Mayor Janice Degamo, called for justice to the national government over her husband’s death. She stressed that the Governor did not deserve that kind of death.

Several victims were confined in the hospital following the attack while some families mourn the death of their loved ones who did not survive the incident. Three (3) suspects were nabbed by the authorities five (5) hours since the attack happened. They tried to escape by going to the mountain areas.

Recently, the wake of Gov. Roel Degamo was brought to his hometown, Siaton. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, one of those who visited the wake of the Governor was local radio announcer Junito Bugas, a survivor during the Degamo attack.

Bugas recalled what happened during the attack. According to the survivor during the Degamo attack, when the men entered, they initially thought that they were back up of the Governor. However, one of them shot the guard and he went to the Governor while the other faced the guards and another man lodging the motive towards them.

Bugas recalled that he shouted advising the others to drop down to the ground and they crawled until they fell on a cliff at the side of the Governor’s compound. Based on the report, he confirmed that he is suffering from trauma due to what happened and he can hardly sleep at night so he consulted a doctor. He stressed that there kids and there was even an old woman who was holding a presciption for medicines.

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