Roel Degamo Biography

Roel Degamo was a Filipino engineer and politician. He served as governor of Negros Oriental Province in Central Visayas Region. Running as a reelectionist under the Nacionalista Party (NP) in the May 13, 2019 election, he easily defeated incumbent Provincial Board Member Jessica Jane Villanueva who ran as an independent.

In the 2022 election, Roel Degamo initially lost his reelection bid to Bayawan Mayor Pryde Henry Teves but after a recount, he was proclaimed as the real winner with a margin of more than 30,000 votes.

On March 4, 2023, Governor Degamo was shot dead just outside their family’s residential compound in Barangay 9, in Pamplona town. He was pronounced dead at around 11:41 am, according to reports.

Roel Degamo
Roel Degamo (Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Roel Ragay Degamo
Birth Date –> April 29, 1966 (Age 56)
Death: March 4, 2023
Birthplace –> Bonawon, Siaton, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Residence –> Pamplona, Negros Oriental

Wife — Janice Degamo, Mayor of Pamplona
Father –> Arturo Degamo
Mother –> Luzviminda Ragay
Siblings –> 3

High School – St. Louis School – Don Bosco
College – Silliman University
Degree – Mechanical Engineering

Work Experiences
2013-Present – Governor (Elected)
2011-2013 – Governor (assumed the office after the death of governor-elect Emilio Macias II)
2010-2011 – Vice Governor (assumed the office after the death of Vice-Governor-elect Agustin Perdices)
2010 – Provincial Board member with the highest number of votes
2004-2007 – President, Provincial Councilor’s League (PCL)
1998-2007 – Councilor, Municipality of Siaton

Advocacy / Programs
HELP – Health, Education, and Environment, Livelihood Programs for Peace and Development

1. Four-story Central Block Building at the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital
2. 31 Basic Emergency Maternal Neonatal Care units (BEMONCs)
3. Job fairs and skills development training
4. Infrastructure projects like classrooms
5. Peace and Development like assistance to 80 communist rebel returnees

RELATED: List of Governors of Philippine Provinces 2019 – 2022

See also: Famous people from Negros Oriental

See also: Profiles of Philippine Provinces and Tourist Spots

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