Former Negros Oriental Governor Pryde Henry Teves turned himself in to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Negros Oriental and posted bail for the warrant issued against him for three counts of alleged violation of the Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act of 2012.

Teves is the brother of beleaguered former Negros Oriental congressman Arnolfo Teves, Jr. who was tagged in the killing of Governor Roel Degamo and others on March 4, 2023. 

Arnolfo’s extradition trial in Timor Leste has just concluded.

According to Maj. Nazarino Emia, head of the CIDG in Negros Oriental Field Unit, Teves turned himself in morning on June 20, 2024.

The CIDG then served the warrant against him and two others, which was issued by the Regional Trial Court in Cebu City on May 13, 2024.

Teves was released after posting a P600,000 bail.

“Kaganinang buntag pa namo gi-serve ang iyang warrant of arrest. After namo gi-serve ang warrant of arrest, nag-process og bail ang iyang lawyer so bag-ohay lang siya na-release sa office namo,” said Emia told GMA Regional TV Balitang Bisdak on June 20.

Teves has been on the police’s most wanted list in the provincial and regional level.

He and Arnolfo, and several others, were designated as terrorists by the Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC) for their alleged involvement in several murders and cases of harassment in Negros Oriental for years.

Now, authorities are working on bringing Arnolfo back to the Philippines from Timor Leste.

A Manila court has ordered the cancellation of Arnolfo’s passport in February 2024, months after the House of Representatives expelled him in August 2023 for disorderly conduct and continued absence despite an expired travel authority.