The wife of slain Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo appealed to authorities on Friday to freeze the accounts and properties of the province’s Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr.
“His account and properties should be frozen because that can still be translated to liquid money,” Janice Degamo, who is also the town mayor of Pamplona, said in a “24 Oras” report on GMA TV on Friday.
Two arrested suspects earlier said a certain “Cong Teves” ordered the hit on Degamo, who was killed at his residence in Pamplona on March 4.
Teves denied that he and his brother Henry were involved in the killing of Degamo amid allegations that the incident was politically motivated.
The Teveses are political rivals of the Degamo family.
Mayor Degamo also asked for an investigation into the other killings linked to Teves.
“The DAR (Department of Agrarian Reform) should look into the killings in Negros due to land grabbing,” she said.
“We ask the national government not to focus only on the killings. I hope we will focus on the ‘faucet’ of their money from online cockfighting, their people, and the unexplained wealth,” Mayor Fritz Diaz of Siaton town, a nephew of Degamo, added.
The House committee on ethics and privileges is set to hold another hearing on Monday to discuss the fate of Teves as House member.
The panel has given Teves until Monday, March 20, to respond to its letter explaining his failure to return to the Philippines after his travel clearance expired.