Hot Breaking News for Filipinos

Ano ka? Sinuswerte? Drilon dares Faeldon to attend Senate probe before demanding sanctions vs Lacson, Trillanes

0 44

Senators on Monday gave detained former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon a dose of his own medicine after they refused to act on the ethics complaint that he filed against two of their colleagues.

Faeldon filed separate ethics complaint against Senators Ping Lacson and Sonny Trillanes for maligning him after they accused the former Marine captain of alleged involvement in the smuggling of P6.4 billion shabu from China as well as in the “tara” or payoff system at the Bureau of Customs (BoC).

He was cited in contempt and detained at the Senate for his refusal to attend the investigation on the controversies hounding the BoC.

The members of the Senate Ethics Committee, headed by Sen. Tito Sotto approved the proposal of Sen. Frank Drilon to “table” Faeldon’s complaints.

“Para sa akin wala pong karapatan na magdemanda sa ethics committee si Mr. Faeldon hanggang hindi niya nirerespeto ang proseso ng blue ribbon committee, dahilan sa sinabi niya na hindi siya haharap sa blue ribbon hanggang nandiyan si Sen. Lacson at Sen. Trillanes. Talagang dapat siyang i-cite in contempt,” Drilon said.

He added, “Kaya dito, ina-apply natin, hindi siya p’wedeng humarap sa ethics committee at humiling na parusahan si Senators Lacson at Trillanes hangga’t hindi niya sinusunod ang proseso ng Senado sa blue ribbon kung saan siya naka-subpoena at dapat siyang mag-testify.”