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Faeldon ordered released from Senate detention

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 11:28 AM March 12, 2018


After being detained for months, former Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon will soon walk out of the Senate a free man.

Blue Ribbon Committee chair Sen. Richard Gordon ordered the release of Faeldon, who was detained by the Senate in September for refusing to participate in the probe on the smuggling of P6.5 billion shabu.

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Before he was ordered set free, Faeldon promised to stop “talking back” to senators when he is asked questions.

“We will call you on cognizance that when we ask you a question there will be no more back-talking and you will answer the questions directly,” the senator said during the panel’s hearing on Monday.

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“Yes your honor,” Faeldon said.

“Do you commit to that?” Gordon asked to which Faeldon again answered “Yes.”

“Alright, so the committee chair hereby orders your release from incarceration,” Gordon said but was interrupted when some people from the hearing room applauded.

“There is no applause here. There is only respect for the Senate, that doesn’t include people trying to applaud the release of somebody whose actions might not have been in accordance with the proper respect due the Senate.”

“You did not disrespect me. You disrespect the Senate and I’m duty-bound to protect the Senate,” he added.

Faledon was detained at the Senate in September and was transferred to the Pasay City jail last January 29. /cbb

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