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DILG, PNP preparing for Teves return

MANILA, Philippines — Both the Department of Justice and the Philippine National Police are making preparations to secure the detention of expelled Negros Oriental congressman Arnolfo Teves Jr. once he arrives from East Timor where he was arrested on Thursday after months in hiding.

Interior and Local Government Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. said in a chance interview during the first anniversary of the government’s Buhay Ingatan, Droga ay Ayawan flagship program at the SM Mall of Asia that, aside from the detention cells identified by the DOJ, the PNP is also preparing the areas where Teves can be temporarily detained.
“What is important now is once Teves returns, we have already prepared the area where he will be detained temporarily, so we are preparing that on the side of the PNP. There are many (possible locations),” Abalos said.
According to Abalos, he met with Assistant Justice Secretary Mico Clavano IV on Friday to discuss the details of Teves’ return.

“I went to the DOJ so that we could prepare for the arrival of Teves. His detention is very important. Of course, according to the DOJ, there are two things, either extradition or deportation, they are already preparing now,” he said.

“Congressman Teves need not worry. He will really be secured,” Abalos said.

Aside from facing murder charges for the killing of Negros Oriental governor Roel Degamo and nine others on March 4, 2023, Teves is also facing other charges after he was linked to the deaths of several political foes in 2019.

Teves was arrested by members of Timor-Leste’s Scientific and Criminal Investigation Police while playing golf in Dili. There is no specific date yet when he would be brought back to the Philippines to face trial.

Timor-Leste President Jose Ramos-Horta, during a meeting with a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) delegation led by director Medardo De Lemos, said that their government would like to expel Teves from the country soon.

“President Horta communicated his earnest desire for the immediate resolution of the case and emphasized the importance of expeditiously removing Teves from Timor-Leste,” the NBI said in a statement.

De Lemos and his team paid a courtesy call to