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Gordon plays referee to Trillanes-Faeldon battle royale

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Senator Dick Gordon on Tuesday acted as “referee” between Sen. Sonny Trillanes and Customs Commissioner Nick Faeldon after the two had a face off at the Senate probe on the smuggled shabu from China.

Faeldon got hurt by Trillanes recent pronouncements that the former is “at the heart” of the controversy involving the smuggling of P6.4 billion worth of shabu.

This prompted Faeldon to snub Trillanes’ query whether there is corruption at the Bureau of Customs (BoC). He complained that “innocent people” were affected by the senator’s baseless accusation.

Gordon, chair of the Senate Bluer Ribbon Committee conducting the probe, told the two former Oakwood mutineers to set aside their differences and focus on the smuggling problem at the BoC.

“Commissioner Faeldon, there may be something between you (and Sen. Trillanes). May pinagsamahan kayo ni Sen. Trillanes. Pareho kayong naging sundalo. At kung kayo’y may alitan ‘wag n’yo dalhin ang alitan n’yo dito,” Gordon said.

Trillanes, who belongs to Phil. Military Academy Class of 1995 was a former Navy captain while Faeldon left the Marine Corps as captain.