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JV scores Faeldon’s appointment to OCD: Yung malinis lang dapat sa gobyerno

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Saying that public service is a public trust, Sen. JV Ejercito hopes that appointees to public offices does not have any “derogatory record.”

He made the remark after President Rodrigo Duterte appointed detained former customs chief Nicanor Faeldon as deputy administrator of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD).

Ejercito, however, clarified that “it’s the prerogative of the President to appoint who he has trust and confidence.”

“But personally I would rather that appointees or those who intend to run for public office does not have any derogatory record or blemish in their track record because they are entering public service,” he said.

“Public service is a public trust,” the senator stressed.

Faeldon was detained at the Senate for his refusal to attend the probe on the alleged corruption at the Bureau of Customs (BoC) “to protest” allegations that he received bribe money from fixers.