Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon had wanted to resign quickly after being appointed to his post after discovering out how rampant corruption was within the Bureau of Customs, President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned.
During his go to to the Ozamiz City Police Station Thursday (August 17), Duterte vouched for Faeldon’s character anew.
“Hindi ko naman akalain ‘yang Bureau of Customs na ‘yan, akala ko kaalyado ko. Pero si Faeldon is not the one. He is not that kind of policeman,” he mentioned.
“Si Faeldon has written me thrice, tulo, asking me to relieve him. Noon pa ‘yan pag-umpisa pa ‘yan. Sabi niya, ‘Hindi ko natupad ‘yung pangako ko sa’yo,’” Duterte recalled.
The President mentioned Faeldon admitted to him he can’t “control” the corruption inside the BOC.
“Eh because the Customs is — pagka X-rated pa hard core; it is corrupt to the core,” he mentioned.
As proof of the corruption inside the BOC, Duterte mentioned there have been Customs workers who had good vehicles and homes.
There have been requires Faeldon to quit over the entry of a shabu cargo price P6.four billion from China into the Philippines.
Faeldon, nonetheless, mentioned he will solely step down from his post if Duterte fires him.
Despite the rampant corruption inside the BOC, Duterte mentioned he will not “sit on my ass” in coping with crooked authorities officers.