Negros Oriental Gov. Guido Reyes, who replaced assassinated Degamo, dies
MANILA, Philippines — Negros Oriental Governor Carlo Jorge “Guido” Reyes died on Wednesday, according to provincial administrator Karen Molas.
Reyes was the second governor to die in office this year.
He was previously the provincial vice governor who succeeded the seat of former governor Roel Degamo, following the latter’s assassination on March 4, 2023.
In a video statement, Molas said she received a call and learned about the governor’s death from Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental Vice Mayor Eunica Reyes.
“About two and half hours ago, I received a call from Vice Mayor Eunica Reyes. She informed me that the governor passed away this morning. I do not have the exact time of death yet, but I do know that it happened today and in the morning,” Molas said.
“I have not been authorized by the family to disclose any other details as to the circumstances of his illness and his death,” she added.
Molas also said she already met with Negros Oriental Vice Governor Manuel “Chaco” Sagarbarria and informed him about the incident.
She added Sagarbarria will take over Reyes’ seat.