The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) lamented the shooting incident that happened in Barangay San Isidro, Pamplona, Negros Oriental and expressed its condolences to the family of Governor Roel Degamo who perished in the unfortunate event.

The DSWD also assured the public that no beneficiary of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) or DSWD Field Office VII staff were harmed. The Department was conducting registration of potential 4Ps beneficiaries at Barangay Poblacion when the shooting incident happened. The venue of the registration was far from the incident site.

The DSWD Field Office VII immediately stopped the registration to ensure the safety of the public and will resume once cleared by the Philippine National Police.

Aside from 4Ps registration, there was also an ongoing payout activity for clients who were requesting for medical assistance from the provincial government.

The Field Office is waiting for the final report and the names of the victims. It will coordinate with other partner national government agencies to identify appropriate assistance that can be extended to the families of the victims. ### 

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