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Magdalo vs. Magdalo: Faeldon says he’s ready to die protecting Duterte from Trillanes

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The word war between former soldiers Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon continues to heat up.

Faeldon on Thursday (August 10) reaffirmed his loyalty to President Rodrigo Duterte amid the controversy surrounding the P6.4-billion shabu shipment from China.

“I will die protecting President Duterte against people like you, Sen. Trillanes,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Trillanes accused Faeldon of being at the “heart” of the controversy over the contraband cargo.

The 600-kilogram shabu shipment managed to get past the Bureau of Customs last May to a warehouse in Valenzuela City, where it was seized by the authorities.

“As to Faeldon, I have enough information to say that he is at the heart of the controversy. And once he is done malingering, I hope he musters enough courage to face the grilling of senators and congressmen,” Trillanes said.

Faeldon is confined at a hospital after suffering a stroke. He was unable to attend the continuation of the congressional inquiry on the shabu shipment on August 9 due to his condition

Despite taking part in the Oakwood Mutiny in 2003 and the Manila Peninsula Siege in 2007 staged by Trillanes, Faeldon has denied he is part of the Magdalo group.