Cong. Arnie Teves has accused Interior & Local Government Sec. Benhur Abalos after he criticized his announcement to ask for the courtesy resignations of police generals and colonels.
Teves said asking for the resignations of top police officials is a shortcut. “If we always resort to shortcuts, we might as well abolish Congress,” he said.
In a press conference in Manila last Thursday, Teves said he has reliable information indicating that Abalos has ordered the police to search Teves’ house for illegal items.
The Congressman said he has added more CCTV cameras in his compound “to be safe”.
This is the second time that Teves made the same statement about Abalos’ alleged plan to search his house.
The first time was when Abalos came to Negros Oriental on Dec. 27 last year, and met with police station commanders in the Province, where he promised to put an end to e-sabong and illegal gambling operations, not only in Negros Oriental but in the entire country.
Teves also appealed to President Marcos, expressing hope that government officials would not abuse their powers.
The DILG Secretary has declined to comment on Teves’ allegations.