By: The Negros Times
In a viral video taken at BF Homes in Parañaque City, a group of men led by an alleged son of Negros Oriental 3rd District Rep. Arnolfo "Arnie" Teves Jr. caught beating up a security guard on Wednesday night, March 16, 2021.
The video showed Jomar Pajares the security guard in the said subdivision being beaten up by Kurt Matthew Teves with his escorts after they were refused of entry because his car didn't have the required sticker/pass to enter the residential complex.
The homeowner's association of BF Homes has later released a CCTV footage taken at the gate of the subdivision when the incident happened where Pajares and Teves can be seen in a heated argument. Based on the footage, Teves and his party had asked the guard a favor to let them in despite not having the mandatory sticker/pass required to enter the subdivision, after multiple attempt and Pajares' firm refusal to open the gate,
Teves loses his cool and said "Huwag mo akong tataasan ng boses ha..." (Do not raise your voice on me.), Pajares insisted that he did not raised his voice as Teves then asked his name and offered a duel, "Suntukan Tayo? Barilan Tayo? Di ka dapat ganun magsalita, dapat gwardya ka eh. Ano gusto mo nga, magbarilan tayo? May baril ka jan?" (You want a fist fight? A gun duel? You're not supposed to raise your voice like that, you are the security guard. What do you want, a gun duel? Do you have a gun there?).
Teves later explained in the video that their family have a house in the subdivision, he added he just arrived from Negros and that he is driving a new car that's why he didn't have the necessary sticker/pass yet. Moments later in the same CCTV footage, Teves can be seen snatching Pajares' cap as he abruptly got out of his car, Teves' escorts deescalated the situation and eventually left.
According to Pajares a few minutes later the group eventually came back in a different car now with a sticker/pass in hand. Pajares said Teves then introduced himself as a son of a Congressman and asked him to step aside for a quick chat, he was flushed as that is when Teves started hitting him as seen in the viral video.
In further investigation, the license plate of the car driven by Kurt Teves was traced to the name and residence of Negros Oriental 3rd District Representative Congressman Arnolfo "Arnie" Teves Jr.
Kurt Matthew Teves was also positively identified by the security guard as the suspect.
Pajares said that he is scared for his safety and was traumatized by the incident.
The Negros Times has reached out to Congressman Arnie Teves for comments.