Duterte won’t reappoint Faeldon: He’s now hired by a ‘private corporation’

/ 08:03 PM September 10, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has shot down speculations that he is likely to reappoint yet again axed Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon.

On Tuesday, the President said Faeldon was already hired by “a private corporation,” thus, ruling out possibilities that he would be reappointed again to another government post by Duterte.


“Hindi na siguro. May tumanggap na sa kanya private corporation,” Duterte said when asked if he will reappoint Faeldon.

Duterte fired Faeldon following the controversy on the release of heinous crimes convicts on the basis of “good behavior.”


But the President also said he still trusts Faeldon whom he called an “upright man.”

Duterte first appointed as chief of the Bureau of Customs, where he served from June 2016 to August 2017. He was relieved from his post after P6.4 billion worth of illegal drugs entered the country through the Manila International Container Port.

Duterte then appointed him to the Office of Civil Defense, where he served as deputy administrator for operations from December 2017 until October 2018.

Subsequently, Faeldon was named BuCor Director-General in November 2018. But Duterte sacked him in the wake of public uproar against the impending release of convicted rapist-murderer, former Calauan Mayor Antonio Sanchez, last September 4. /kga

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