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De Lima to Faeldon: Spill the beans on Lacson son’s cement smuggling

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Detained Sen. Leila de Lima on Friday urged the Senate to compel former Customs chief Nick Faeldon to “spill the beans” on the alleged involvement of the son of Sen. Ping Lacson to smuggling.

“There has should be no whitewash in the Senate investigation. I call on the Senate to direct Faeldon to spill the beans now that he has started to liberally accuse one of us,” she said.

The senator said Faeldon’s claim that Lacson’s son, Pampi Jr., is involved in smuggling at the Bureau of Customs (BoC) and the alleged attempt of the young Lacson to bribe him to facilitate his cement shipment “are serious accusations.”

“He (Faeldon) should go all the way to the top even if it implicates the presidential son. This should be the true test of his credibility,” De Lima said.

“Otherwise, his imputations about Senator Lacson’s knowledge of his son’s illegal activities will just appear to be a lame counter-attack that is as selective as it is spiteful,” she said.

De Lima added, “Anything less will only prove that there is no justice an accountability in this country when it comes to the sons and relatives of the high and mighty.”