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).