Gov’t to take necessary steps to bring Teves back to PH, says Marcos

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. vowed Friday the government will take necessary measures to bring ousted Negros Oriental 3rd District Rep. and designated terrorist Arnolfo Teves Jr. home and face the charges against him.

“Rest assured that the government will take all necessary actions to bring him back to the country so he can face the charges filed against him,” Marcos said in a post on X, as he lauded efforts of the Philippines and international partners to arrest the former congressman.

“I assure the Filipino people that we will spare no effort in ensuring that justice will prevail in this case,” Marcos added.

Teves was arrested at the Top Golf Driving Range and Bar in Dili, Timor-Leste at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Teves is facing multiple murder charges in connection with the killing of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo and nine others in March 2023, and three others in 2019.

He is now under the custody of the Timorese police, while his extradition to the Philippines is being worked out by Dili’s National Central Bureau (NCB), in coordination with the team from NCB-Manila and Dili-Timor Leste Philippine Embassy. (PNA)