3 men nabbed, firearms seized from Henry Teves compound
3 men nabbed, firearms seized from Henry Teves compound
3 men nabbed, firearms seized from Henry Teves compound
by Mhillen Nicole Borja25 March 2023
Photo Courtesy: PNP-CIDG

The Philippine National Police (PNP) - Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) has arrested three men and recovered guns in the property thought to be owned by former Negros Oriental governor Pryde Henry Teves.

PNP spokesperson Jean Fajardo confirmed on Friday that the authorities have raided HDJ Bayawan Agri-Venture Corp. arresting individuals for violation of Republic Act 10591 or Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunitions Regulation Act.

The three men arrested were identified as:

  • Nigel Lagunay Electona - chief security of the HDJ, Tolong Compound
  • Jeson Baillo Timtim - security guard
  • Dionilo Estoconing Mayagma Jr. - firetruck driver at Caranoche, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental

However, in the ongoing intensive search, Henry Teves wass not present in the area.


Police nabbed the following firearms and ammunition during its simultaneous raid:

  • 6 pieces rifles of various calibers
  • 9 pieces pistols of various calibers
  • 9,615 rounds of live ammunition of different calibers
  • 207 pieces fired bullets of different calibers
  • 45 pieces of steel and plastic magazines of different calibers
  • Assorted accessories of different calibers of firearms
  • P18 million (bills in different denominations)
  • Several Identification and ATM cards and documents; and
  • Assorted pieces of other evidence

CIDG chief Police Brigadier General Romeo M Caramat Jr. assured that the authorities followed proper order and process with witnesses and recorder.

"Ang pagsasagawa ng seach ay ginawa sa maayos na paraan at nasaksihan ng mga lokal na opisyal at empleyado ng HDJ Agri-ventures Corp. Gayundin, ang paghahanap ay naitala gamit ang Alternative Recording Device (ARD) bilang pagsunod sa Rules on the Use of Body-Worn Cameras sa Pagpapatupad ng Search Warrant," the chief said.

The arrested three were now under the custody of CIDG Regional Field Unit 7, while the seized guns were transferred to PNP Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO) for verification.


Henry Pryde Teves is the brother of Arnolfo 'Arnie' Teves who is being tagged as the mastermind behind the brutal murder of former Negros Oriental governor Roel Degamo.

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