Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo re-issued his orders to the Philippine National Police and all law enforcement agencies to run after illegal gambling and illegal drugs operators, and to prosecute those involved in court, whoever they may be.

This was after a foiled assassination plot on his life, which he said was due to his campaign against illegal gambling, and for being governor of the province. 

He also said he is aware who these people are, and cautioned them that the long arm of the law will be after them with evidences and witnesses.

Degamo, however, also said confessions of the two suspects will be validated.

“They believe that my weakest point is my home, not knowing that almost two-thirds of the people in Bonawon, Siaton, are my relatives who are as vigilant as ever for my safety,” Degamo said.

He made it clear that he is unfazed by the recent attempt on his life, and assured Negrenses he will continue to deliver more basic social services to the people. Another medical mission is scheduled in Bayawan, after the successful one in Bindoy and Guihulngan, he said.*JG