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Sotto says Faeldon can’t escape his fate whether in the ethics committee or Senate as whole

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Senator Tito Sotto is puzzled by former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon to transfer to the Committee of the Whole the ethics cases he filed against two other senators.

Faeldon filed before the Senate Ethics Committee separate complaints against Senators Ping Lacson and Sonny Trillanes who accused him of getting bribes at the Bureau of Customs (BoC).

“Ayaw talaga humarap kaya contradictory ‘yung sinasabi n’ya na ilipat sa Committee of the Whole kasi pag inilipat sa Committee of the Whole e ‘di andun din ‘yung ayaw n’ya harapin,” Sotto said.

Faeldon said he would not attend the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee inquiry on smuggling as long as Lacson and Trillanes would remain members of the BRC panel.

“Sinasabi n’ya na ako raw ay biased kaya mas mabuti raw ilipat sa Committee of the Whole. E ‘di mas biased dun dahil andun ‘yung nga inaayawan n’ya,” said Sotto.

Faeldon was detained middle of last month at the Senate after he was cited in contempt for refusing to cooperate with the investigation on the smuggling of P6.4 billion shabu from China.

Asked how long will the Senate detain Faeldon, Sotto, chair of the ethics panel, said, “I don’t know. It depends on its members.”