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Sidebar | The dead and the wounded: Degamo’s secretary, a physician, two security escorts, three Capitol drivers, village councilman, man seeking help for sick wife among those hurt in the brazen attack

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PAMPLONA, Negros Oriental, Philippines – Here is the list of the dead and wounded in the broad daylight attack on the residential compound of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo who died before high noon yesterday, 4 March 2023.

The list is attached to the statement of the National Defense Department sent DNX by former Communist cadre Jeffrey Celiz who has expressed sympathies for the family of Degamo after he was killed yesterday.

Mayor Janice Degamo. | Photo by Banjo Hinolan.
Mayor Janice Degamo. | Photo by Banjo Hinolan.

As of today, 5 March 2023, town police chief, Major Saturnino Sedigo, had confirmed nine people were killed in the gun attack by men disguised as State security forces.

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Sixteen people, on the other hand, were wounded, 14 of whom are still being treated. (READ also: Dead before high noon: Poll contest winner Degamo, five others slain while chief executive was on overtime)

The dead, aside from Degamo, included a man seeking help for his sick wife, three Capitol drivers, and a village councilman.

Those declared dead upon arriving at the Silliman University Medical Center were

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Jesie Bot-ay, 48, a husband who was seeking help for his wife;

Jose Marie Ramirez, 41, a kagawad (councilman) of Yupisan village and husband of the village chief;

Jerome Maquiling, 48, an employee of the Provincial Engineer’s Office who drove one of the convoy cars; and two other drivers – Jomar Canseco, 33, and Crispin Vallega, 40.

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Those who arrived dead at the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital were Florenda Quinikito, Joseoh Nevada, and Michael Fabugais.

Degamo was the lone victim brought to the Negros Polymedic Hospital where he died hours later.

The wounded who are still being treated are:

Fred Cafe, Chyrell Garoeb, Corporal Gerald Malones, David Cortes, Degamo’s secretary Mario Quilnet, Vickmar Rayoso,

Mayben Jun Torremocha, Sgt. Edmar Sayon, physician Liland Estacion, Rosa Banquerigo, Raymond Baro, Lestor Kris Arnold, Domedies Umatang, David Cortes, and an unidentified person.

Two others, Rodelio Quinikito and Miko Alavaren, have already been discharged.

DNX has withheld the names of the hospitals where the wounded are being treated for their safety.

No other details were made available for some of the wounded.

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Julius D. Mariveles
Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.


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