Arnie Teves Camp Reacts To Deadline Set by House for Congressman To Return to PH

Cong. Arnie Teves Yet To Return to the Philippines

ARNIE TEVES – The camp of the Congressman reacted to the deadline set by the House of Representatives for him to come back to the Philippines.

Investigations regarding the killing of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo are ongoing. One of those implicated in the case is Negros Oriental 3rd District Representative Arnie Teves, his political rival. The Congressman was named by one of the suspects as the alleged mastermind behind the attack.

Degamo was attacked at his compound in Pamplona last March 4. His ally and several civilians also died from the said tragic incident lodged by men who barged in at their gate wearing pixelated uniforms.

Roel Degamo's Death
Photo Credit: Philippine Star

The wife of Gov. Degamo called for justice from the national government. The authorities assured Pamplona Mayor Janice Degamo and the families of the other victims of justice.

Before one of the suspects named him as the alleged mastermind behind the plot, the Congressman released a statement saying that he received an information that he will be pinned down in the case.

Arnie Teves
Photo Credit: Cebu Daily News

Cong. Arnie Teves was already in the United States when the incident happened. His travel clearance expired last March 9 but he has yet to return to the country. House Speaker Martin Romualdez previously confirmed that the Congressman called him and expressed his concern for his and his family’s safety when he comes home to PH.

The authorities assured Teves that security will be extended to him and his family when he comes home to the country. The House Speaker declined the Congressman’s request for a two-month leave from the House of Representatives. He is given until March 20 to appear at the Speaker’s office.

Based on a recent report on ABS-CBN News, the camp of Cong. Arnie Teves said that the Negros Oriental 3rd District Representative is unlike to surface on the deadline set by the House for him to come home.

“I doubt kung mag-appear po siya. I doubt it very much,” Teves’ legal counsel, Attorney Ferdinand Topacio, said.

According to the lawyer, his client is willing to face the consequence that will be set by the House for staying overseas despite the expiry of his travel clearance but not the threats on his life.

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