Army to verify NegOr solon’s claim

3rd ID commander Major General Benedict Arevalo

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – The Army’s 3rd Infantry Division (ID) will check the veracity of information regarding the alleged threat against the camp of Negros Oriental third district rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr.

Major General Benedict Arevalo, 3ID commander, and concurrently the acting chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Visayas command, said he has not received a report about it but they will check on it.

“We will verify kung merong report na ganoon,” Arevalo said during his visit to Negros Occidental yesterday.

In a video posted on his Facebook page three days ago, Teves revealed that he received information that three active scout rangers were allegedly sent to Negros.

Currently, these scout rangers are reportedly in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental from Bacolod City, Teves said, adding that their alleged targets were in Negros Oriental.

“Hindi lang nakaspecify kung sino, pero sa kampo namin ang kanilang target. Malamang, tatlo sa aming Teves, at mga kasama namin sa partido at pulitika,” Teves said.

Teves said he posted the video as he wanted the government, especially President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the head of military affairs to know about the said information.

“Sinong nasa likod nito? Teves asked.

Aside from that, Teves also alleged that 50 long firearms entered the province from the occidental side.

“Tanong ko lang sa Army at police, ba’t hindi niyo ito nahuli? Sa inyong intel, ba’t hindi niyo nalaman na may pinasok na ganito?,” he asked.

In response, Arevalo said he has no idea yet about the said information, but they will look into it.