Day 1 Blog: Do the People of Negros Oriental Fear Congressman Arnie Teves?

This is day one in my effort to write a blog daily.

The goal of this blog is to improve my skill in writing because I am very much aware that it sucks. And the topic of my first daily blog is a bit political. I will be taking off from the statement of Congressman Arnie Teves during the Senate Hearing.

He was accused of striking fear in the people of Negros Oriental, and he responded that it was false because of the thousands of followers he has on Facebook, there are countless people he helped, and citizens also treat him as a celebrity and have pictures with them.

And from my understanding of his defense, he is not feared or creating fear because of the thousands of accounts where Congressman Arnie Teves considers himself approachable.

Will the Senate accept his defense? That I do not know.

But what we know for certain is, Congressman Arnie Teves, does give financial aid to his constituents when asked. I believe hundreds if not thousands can prove this claim. Because anyone from the 3rd District of Negros Oriental can actually approach him for help, especially for financial aid for Hospital Bills. I am also writing because I know someone who received financial aid from the Congressman.

And for the celebrity status, it is somewhat true. Congressman Arnie Teves's popularity grew intensely during the height of the pandemic and national elections season. Though the family name Teves is very well known in Negros Oriental, it was during their online raffle draws that Arnie’s name became very famous. When people were stuck at their homes, he had an online raffle draw and gave away money, cellphone, Cars, and many more. It was during this time that he was very much praised by the people of Negros Oriental.

But will his shown kindness acquit him of the hurled accusations?

Personally, I don’t think so. The DOJ is building a strong case against Arnie Teves, and they are now trying to get the masses' support by making the trials Public. And as well, as giving the Teves an equal chance to defend themselves.

As to the outcome of this judicial process to bring justice to the murder of Roel Degamo, and other unsolved murders, the people of Negros Oriental are waiting.

We can only hope that the trial will be fair and justice will be served to the people of Negros Oriental, especially those who are directly affected by the heinous crime happening around the province.


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