Nabuking na, kinasuhan pa! House wants Faeldon, BOC officials charged
The House of Representatives’ dangerous drugs committee will recommend the filing of charges against former Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and other Customs officials for their alleged involvement in the so-called “tara system” or corruption culture in the agency.
Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers, panel chairman,said the committee would likely recommend the filing of a complaint against Faeldon for violating Section 3 of the Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act through the Office of the Ombudsman.
Faeldon’s chief-of-staff, lawyer Mandy Therese Anderson, may also face falsification charges before the Department of Justice (DOJ) for signing the Daily Time Records (DTRs) of the basketball and volleyball players hired by the BOC.
The athletes, who were designated either as Technical Assistants and Counter Intelligence Analysts, were reportedly hired to actually play for the BOC basketball and volleyball teams.
The committee is also expected to recommended the filing of a complaint by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) against Atty. Dennis Siyhian and Atty. Catherine Nolasco, investigators of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Anti-Organized Transnational Crime Division.
Siyhian and Nolasco allegedly failed to turn over the custody of some 500 kilos of shabu (crystal meth) to the PDEA, which violates the Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation No. 1, Series of 2002 on the “Custody and Disposition of Seized Dangerous Drugs in relation to Section 32, RA 9165.”(PNA)
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