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Fortun contemplates quitting job as lawyer

Manila, Philippines — The wife of lawyer Raymund Fortun is scheduled to be released Sunday from the hospital, three days after being shot by a a still unidentified gunman outside their home in Las Piñas City.

In an interview, Fortun said his 43-year old wife Carole, set to be discharged from the Perpetual Hospital where she was brought for treatment Thursday as a result of the bullet wound that entered the back of her neck and exited at the right side of her cheek.

“Carole’s survival is a miracle, per the doctors. She will be released from the hospital this (Sunday) afternoon,” Fortun said in a statement sent through text.

He added he is contemplating quitting his job as a lawyer, considering the shooting of his wife might be related to his job.

As a lawyer for more than two decades now, Fortun has handled a lot of sensitive or controversial cases including the fight against the Pork Barrel or (Priority Development Assistance Fund).