House ethics eyes expulsion order vs. suspended Cong. Teves
House ethics eyes expulsion order vs. suspended Cong. Teves
House ethics eyes expulsion order vs. suspended Cong. Teves
by Ellicia Del Mundo26 July 2023
Photo courtesy: Arnie Teves Facebook page

The House Committee on Ethics and Privileges is eyeing to recommend an expulsion order against suspended Negros Oriental 3rd District Rep. Arnolfo 'Arnie' Teves due to his continuous absence in Congress, its chairperson Felimon Espares revealed on Tuesday.

In an interview with the media, Espares said they will weigh on whether they will recommend an explusion once the 60-day suspension order against Teves has expired by end of July.

"The question now is, what is the next action of the House. I cannot talk about that, pero baka mapwersa talaga ang Committee to recommend the most extreme... our most extreme [penalty is] iyong expulsion," he said

"Iyong mga ganyang ginagawa niya, parang hindi na siya interesado [sa pag ta-trabaho],” Espares added.


According to the Committee chair, they will conduct a meeting this July 30 to acquire jurisdiction for a moto prompto.

But he noted that they will inform Teves that his suspension will lapse this end-July and request him again to report to work.

In June, the House of Representatives imposed an additional 60-day preventive suspension against the embattled lawmaker for violating the House rules and for his disorderly behavior.

He was first suspended last March due to his prolonged absence from his duty in the chamber.


Teves is being tagged as the alleged main mastermind behind the killing of former Negros Oriental governor Roel Degamo and 10 other civilians in Pamplona, Negros Oriental.

But several suspects had already recanted their accusation against Teves, and following this, he sought the dismissal of his murder complaints.

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