Arnie Teves’ Lawyer Speaks on Requests of Congressman to House Speaker Romualdez

Cong. Arnie Teves’ Lawyer Speaks on Client’s Negotiation in Going Home

ARNIE TEVES’ LAWYER – Attorney Ferdinand Topacio spoke on the requests of the Congressman to House Speaker Martin Romualdez.

Amid the expiry of his travel clearance and the calls for him to go home to the Philippines, Negros Oriental 3rd District Representative Arnie Teves has yet to return to the country. His name was implicated to the death of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo.

Last March 4, men wearing pixelated uniform barged in the gate of the compound of Gov. Roel Degamo in Pamplona. The Governor, his ally, and several civilians who were at his house to ask for help died due to the said attack.

Arnie Teves
Photo Credit: Cebu Daily News

One of the suspects arrested by the authorities claimed that Cong. Arnie Teves is allegedly the mastermind behind the killing of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo. They are political rivals and his younger brother, Pryde Henry Teves, was unseated by the late Governor.

Cong. Teves maintained his innocence from the accusations. He stressed that he and Degamo are both victims in what is happening. He is currently suspended for 60 days from his congressional seat over his failure to come home on or before the date set by the House of Representatives.

Recently, Cong. Arnie Teves’ lawyer, Atty. Ferdinand Topacio, spoke on his client’s plan to return to the Philippines. Based on a report on GMA News, the lawyer expressed that Teves has made requests to House Speaker Martin Romualdez regarding his coming home to the country.

Arnie Teves' Lawyer Atty Ferdinand Topacio
Photo Credit: Philippine Star

Topacio said that he cannot reveal the requests but those were to ensure the safe return of the Congressman. Cong. Arnie Teves’ lawyer clarified that the requests were not for any special treatment for his client.

However, based on the report, there are requests that are not allowed as explained by House Speaker Romualdez to their camp thus Cong. Teves has yet to return to the country. More updates may be posted soon.

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