Negros Oriental solon bares assassination plot against him, family members
BACOLOD CITY — A congressman in Negros Oriental on Tuesday claimed he received information that three active scout rangers were sent to the province to assassinate him and two other family members.
Rep. Arnolfo “Arnie” Teves Jr. of Negros Oriental’s third district said the targets include him, his brother and former Negros Oriental Gov. Henry Teves, and his son and former Board Member Kurt Matthew Teves.
Teves said he recorded a video message on his Facebook page to inform President Marcos, Interior Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. and Secretary Roman Felix of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs that he received an “A1 information” of the assassination plot.
Maj. Gen. Benedict Arevalo, Army 3rd Infantry Division commander, said he had not received any information on Teves’ claims but would look into the matter.
Teves, in his video, said he was informed that the three scout rangers are in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, and their target are members of the Teves camp.
Their targets are likely the Teveses and their political allies, he said.
Teves received information that the three scout rangers received P250,000 each in down payment and “they were promised P40 million for the three heads.”
Teves also alleged that 50 M-16 rifles purchased by his political opponents were brought to Negros Oriental from Negros Occidental.
“They have also recruited a lot of people from the hinterlands,” he said.
Teves asked why the Army and police have not arrested the people behind the bringing in of the firearms and the conduct of the recruitment activities.
He said policemen reportedly escorted the transport of the firearms.
Teves also said his brother, Henry, was followed to a restaurant at Bonifacio Global City by five persons with Army cut hair.
The five men surrounded the area where his brother was and it was a good thing his men noticed their presence and he was able to escape.
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