Bong Teves clears ‘misconceptions’ as name gets dragged in Degamo killing

Bong Teves
Rep. Bong Teves Jr (TGP party-list) on this photograph posted on his Fb web page at March 9, 2023 (Deputy Majority Chief Congressman Bong Teves Jr./Fb)

A celebration-list consultant with the identical surname as Rep. Arnolfo “Arnie” Teves Jr (Negros Oriental, Third District) issued a clarification amid misconceptions of being tagged within the killing of a governor.

Rep. Jose “Bong” Joson Teves Jr of the Talino at Galing ng Pinoy (TGP) Get together-list on Wednesday mentioned that he wished to “settle” the confusion since his household has been “closely affected by the information” of the killing of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo.

“Wala pong kinalaman o koneksyon ang aming pamilya mula sa probinsya ng Catanduanes, Bicol Area, sa situation ng paspaslang kay Governor Degamo ng Negros Oriental,” Bong mentioned in his privilege speech throughout the Congress’ common session on March 15.

“Even my sons and daughter na si Mayor Paolo Teves, president of the League of the Municipalities of the Philippines-Catanduanes Chapter; my daughter Doktora Bea Teves, who’s the chief residence of the Philippines Kids’s Medical Heart; and likewise my two sons who’re engaged in our personal companies, are vastly affected dahil paulit-ulit silang tinatanong at kinukulit kung tatay ba nila ang nasasangkot sa insidenteng nangyari,” he added.

Bong urged media retailers reporting on the Degamo case to make use of the complete title of Arnie as a substitute since there may be “one other Teves household from one other place who don’t have any information” in regards to the killing.

The party-list consultant mentioned that there are some experiences referring to Arnie as “Cong Teves” solely, including it “confuses the general public.”

Each Bong and Arnie may additionally be known as “Cong Teves,” which is brief for Congressman Teves.

Nonetheless, Bong and Arnie are totally different lawmakers.

Bong is a party-list consultant catering to a sector of society, whereas Arnie is a district consultant of an space.

“This incident already occurred thrice, sana huwag na pong maulit,” Bong mentioned, referring to experiences omitting the title “Negros Oriental, Third District” when referring to Arnie as a congressional consultant.

“That is to keep away from, sooner or later, incidents as to what my household skilled, bearing the identical title of Teves, Mr. Speaker,” Bong added.

“Dahil maraming pagkakataon na magkakaapelyido tayo pero magka-iba naman ng probinsya o lugar ng pinagmulan. At ang harmless individual, your[s] actually, is just not concerned within the killing of Governor Degamo however sadly, my title is being dragged into the difficulty, which misleads the general public,” he added.

On Friday, Pleasure Teves, one among Bong’s kins, additionally clarified the confusion on Fb.

“Ang kamag-anak ko po Si TGP [Party-list] Congressman Bong Joson Teves, kapatid po [siya] ni Pedro Teves, ang yumao ko pong ama na naglingkod sa Roxas Isabela na SB [Sangguniang Bayan] at Vice Mayor po,” she wrote on Friday.

“Might anak din po si Congressman Bong Teves na mayor po sa Baras, Catanduanes, [si] Mayor Paolo Teves,” Pleasure added.

“Wala pong unhealthy document nagaganap sa pamilya po namin. Malinis pong naglilingkod ang mga kamag-anak ko sa taumbayan. Love, love lang po sa nangyayari po sa kanila,” she continued with coronary heart emojis.

In the meantime, the opposite Teves on the headlines is Arnie who’s being linked to the killing of Degamo within the latter’s residential compound at Pamplona on March 4.

The governor was killed occurred whereas he was assembly along with his constituents in daylight.

Six assailants with high-powered firearms abruptly went to the world and opened hearth, leaving Degamo and different civilians lifeless. 17 individuals have been additionally injured.

Arnie was linked to the case after a suspected gunman referred to a sure “Congressman Teves” because the supposed mastermind.

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It was unclear whether or not this referred to Arnie or his brother, Pryde Henry, who was the province’s governor earlier than being unseated following a recount.

Final Wednesday, costs of unlawful possession of firearms have been filed by the police in opposition to Arnie and his sons, Kurt Matthew and Axel, in reference to three homicide circumstances in Negros Oriental in 2019.

Arnie has denied involvement within the killing. His attorneys additionally mentioned that he’s not in hiding however is hesitant to return to the nation due to issues over his security. He beforehand went to america for medical functions.

The district consultant mentioned he is able to face the fees if he might be assured of truthful play within the investigation and authorized proceedings.

Who’s Bong? 

Bong, who not too long ago cleared himself and his household of misconceptions of perceived “involvement” within the Degamo slay, represents the TGP Get together-list within the nineteenth Congress.

He holds the next positions within the committee memberships of the Home of Representatives:

  • Guidelines — Deputy Majority Chief
  • Constitutional Amendments — Member for the Majority
  • Meals Safety — Member for the Majority
  • Youth And Sports activities Improvement — Member of the Majority

Bong has principally authored 48 payments within the decrease chamber which embrace the Virology Institute of the Philippines Act of 2022, the Maharlika Funding Fund Act, the Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers, and the Modernization for the Public Faculty Lecturers Act of 2022.

He has additionally co-authored 32 payments such because the Rightsizing the Nationwide Authorities Act, the Trans-Fats Free Philippines Act, the Magna Carta for Public Catastrophe Threat Discount and Administration Staff, and the Examine Now, Pay Later Act.

Bong represents the TGP Get together-list which has the following tagline on Fb:

“Proteksyunan ang KALIKASAN, ‘nang maalagaan ang KALUSUGAN, para sa kinabukasan ng KABATAAN.”

The party-list on its web site mentioned it’s “devoted to honor and supply alternatives to all Filipinos to excel of their chosen discipline of curiosity.”

It added that its mission is “to acknowledge, promote, and supply an financial and social alternative to gifted Filipinos within the discipline of technical abilities, science, artistic arts, sports activities, and leisure.”

TGP Get together-list mentioned it additionally “intends to nurture, honor and assist pure and purchased skills and abilities of Filipinos by way of legislative work and agenda, deal with their wants and issues to make sure sufficient authorities assist is given to comprehend their goals.”