House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez wrote the Bureau of Customs in May to endorse the promotion of an performing Customs Operations V officer of the Formal Entry Division.
Alvarez’s letter surfaced amid the controversy involving Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon’s chief of employees, who claimed to have obtained threats due to her refusal to grant his alleged request for the BOC official’s promotion.
In the letter dated May 16, 2017 and bearing the House of Representatives’ letterhead, Alvarez requested Faeldon if he may suggest, for the latter’s consideration, the applying of Sandy Sacluti as Customs Operations Officer V on the Formal Entry Division of the Port of Manila.
The Speaker then listed Sacluti’s achievements, citing his Master’s Degree in Customs Administration, his commendation for rating seventh place within the BOC’s Personnel Competency Assessment, and his “exemplary performance” in exceeding the goal assortment for January 2017.
“Given his expertise and commitment to the work of the Bureau of Customs, I strongly recommend the appointment of Mr. Sacluti as Customs Operations Officer V at the Formal Entry Division of the Port of Manila,” Alvarez mentioned.
In an alternate of messages shared by House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Farinas to reporters on Viber, Alvarez confirmed writing the BOC to endorse Sacluti’s promotion however mentioned he did nothing apart from that.
“Yes I did. I sign so many recommendations each day sa dami ng nagpapatulong but until there lang,” he mentioned.
Faeldon’s chief of employees Mandy Anderson mentioned Alvarez had promised to give her and Faeldon “hell” for refusing to grant his request for a BOC worker’s promotion.
Alvarez, nonetheless, mentioned the allegation was “was from the truth.”
“But I’m sorry I do not want to comment on that at the moment so as not to divert the drug issue being investigated by the HOR,” he mentioned in a textual content message.
Farinas berated Anderson this week over her Facebook post dated June 16, the place she referred to as Alvarez “imbecile.”
It was in response to the incident that Anderson revealed Alvarez’s alleged strong-arm techniques to have a BOC promoted.