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House suspends Cong. Teves for 60 days
House suspends Cong. Teves for 60 days
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House suspends Cong. Teves for 60 days
by Ellicia Del Mundo23 March 2023
Photo courtesy: Arnie Teves Facebook page

The House of Representatives on Wednesday preventively suspended Negros Oriental 3rd District Rep. Arnolfo 'Arnie' Teves for 60 days due to his prolonged absence from his duty in the chamber.

A total of 292 lawmakers unanimously voted in favor with zero absentations and zero negative votes to suspend Teves.

The suspension was based on the findings and recommendations of the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges.

In his speech, Committee head and COOP-NATCO Party-list Rep. Felimon Espares said the panel recommended the suspension due to Teves' "continued defiance to the orders of the House to return to the country and perform his duties as House member."

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He added that these acts constitute "disorderly behavior affecting the dignity, integrity, and reputation of the House of Representatives."

Teves is currently abroad for his medication. His travel authority approved by House Speaker Martin was valid from February 28 until March 9 only.

Lawmakers have been urging Teves to return home as he is being tagged as the alleged mastermind behind the assassination of former Negros Oriental governor Roel Degamo.

The House Ethics panel earlier gave the Negros Congressman an ultimatum of 24 hours to physically attend the hearing on his continued absence. He requested to attend virtually but was later denied.

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President Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr. himself urged Teves to return to the country and has assured him that they will provide him with all kinds of security assistance.

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