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Senate panel OKs Faeldon temporary release

By: - Reporter / @JhoannaBINQ
/ 05:21 PM January 12, 2018
Nicanor Faeldon

FILE –  Former Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee approved on Friday former Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon’s request to be temporarily released from Senate detention to be with his wife who is going to give birth.

“Maraming pong salamat (Thank you very much) [Senate Blue Ribbon Committee] chairman Richard Gordon for your decency and compassion,” Faeldon said in a statement.


“Masasaksihan ko na ang pagsilang ng aking bunsong anak, mayayakap ko na ang mga mahal ko sa buhay, makakapag-oath taking na ako sa [Department of National Defense-Office of Civil Defense] as Deputy Administrator III, at makakapag-pagamot na ako sa aking cardiologist,” he added.

(I will witness the birth of my youngest child, I will be able to hug my loved ones, I will be able to take oath at the DND-OCD as Deputy Administrator III, and I will be able to undergo check-up with my cardiologist.)


Faeldon is currently detained at the Senate after being held in contempt for refusing to attend the hearings of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee investigation on the P6.4-billion crystal meth (shabu) shipment from China that went past through the Bureau of Customs in May 2017.

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