DOJ Secretary Remulla Speaks on Cong. Arnie Teves
DOJ SECRETARY REMULLA – The Justice Secretary reacted to the recent statement of Negros Oriental 3rd District Representative Arnie Teves.
Despite the left and right calls and advices for him to come home to the Philippines and face the accusations against him, Congressman Arnie Teves did not hid the calls. He is still overseas and claims that he is concerned about his safety when he comes home to the country.
Teves who is accused by the one of the suspects in the killing of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo as the alleged “mastermind” behind the plot was in abroad when the tragic attack that led to the death of the Governor and several people happened in their province. His travel clearance expired last March 9.
Cong. Arnie Teves requested for a two-month leave from the House of Representatives but it was not granted. He was given until March 21, 2023 to appear at Batasang Pambansa but he did not show up.
In his recent statement, the lawmaker stressed his concern for his safety despite the several offers of the authorities that security will be extended to him. He also stressed that he is not hiding and he also wants to go home to the country if only there are no threats against his life.
DOJ Secretary Remulla is one of those who reacted to the issue involving Cong. Arnie Teves who reportedly sent him a text message. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the Justice Secretary said that the lawmaker is “too dramatic” and he should just come home to the country.
“Umuwi na lang siya kung mayroong siyang pag-aalinlangan, he should just go home. Tama na ‘yung arte, masyado siyang maarte,” DOJ Secretary Remulla said on Cong. Arnie Teves.
According to the DOJ Secretary, it is better for the Congressman to face all the accusations against him. He expressed that he is not responding to Teves because the Negros Oriental lawmaker allegedly thinks differently.
“If he wants to backchannel, e-speaker phone niya kami ni Speaker Martin pwede naming kausapin,” he said.
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