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DOJ issues 2 Alert List Orders vs. Teves to ‘restrict his movements’

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Updated on February 23 // 12:49 AM

The Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Bureau of Immigration (BI), has issued two Alert List Orders against expelled congressman Arnolfo Teves Jr., the alleged mastermind in the killing of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo.

Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla stressed that the Alert List Orders were issued to restrict Teves’ movement and facilitate his arrest through international cooperation.

“The DOJ assures that all individuals are held accountable for their actions, regardless of their position or influence,” Remulla said.

Remulla pointed out that the Alert List Orders were issued pursuant to a court warrant dated Sept. 5, 2023 and an Interpol Blue Notice published on Feb. 19, 2024.

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“These orders direct all BI officers to promptly report any information regarding Teves’ entry, exit, or attempted entry/exit tothe Philippine National Police (PNP) or the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI),” Remulla said.

BI officers were also instructed to refer Teves to the PNP or NBI whenever encountered at any port of entry.

According to Remulla, the issuances reflect the DOJ’s commitment to cooperating with international law enforcement agencies to ensure

Teves will face the legal consequences of his alleged actions.

“Teves cannot escape the long arm of the law,” the Justice Secretary stressed.

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