In view of the current political situation in Negros Oriental, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed DILG VII Regional Director Leocadio T. Trovela and our DILG Negros Oriental provincial office to facilitate the smooth transition of duties and responsibilities from Mr. Pryde Henry Teves to newly-proclaimed Governor Roel Ragay Degamo pursuant to the Writ of Execution issued by the Commission on Election (COMELEC) En Banc on September 7, 2022.

In the absence of a TRO or a ruling from a high court, the DILG finds no reason to prevent Degamo from assuming his office as Governor of Negros Oriental as COMELEC under its authority has already proclaimed him winner.

We, therefore, advise Mr. Teves to respect and adhere to the COMELEC ruling and recognize the supremacy and authority of the Commission in election-related issues to ensure the continuous delivery of public services in the province for the sake of Negrenses.

Original Article at: https://dilg.gov.ph/news/DILG-Statement-on-COMELEC-Proclamation-of-Roel-Ragay-Degamo-as-the-Duly-Elected-Governor-of-Negros-Oriental-Governor/NC-2022-1160

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