Senators on Monday gave detained former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon a dose of his personal drugs after they refused to act on the ethics criticism that he filed in opposition to two of their colleagues.
Faeldon filed separate ethics criticism in opposition to Senators Ping Lacson and Sonny Trillanes for maligning him after they accused the previous Marine captain of alleged involvement within the smuggling of P6.four billion shabu from China in addition to within the “tara” or payoff system on the Bureau of Customs (BoC).
He was cited in contempt and detained on the Senate for his refusal to attend the investigation on the controversies hounding the BoC.
The members of the Senate Ethics Committee, headed by Sen. Tito Sotto accredited the proposal of Sen. Frank Drilon to “table” Faeldon’s complaints.
“Para sa akin wala pong karapatan na magdemanda sa ethics committee si Mr. Faeldon hanggang hindi niya nirerespeto ang proseso ng blue ribbon committee, dahilan sa sinabi niya na hindi siya haharap sa blue ribbon hanggang nandiyan si Sen. Lacson at Sen. Trillanes. Talagang dapat siyang i-cite in contempt,” Drilon stated.
He added, “Kaya dito, ina-apply natin, hindi siya p’wedeng humarap sa ethics committee at humiling na parusahan si Senators Lacson at Trillanes hangga’t hindi niya sinusunod ang proseso ng Senado sa blue ribbon kung saan siya naka-subpoena at dapat siyang mag-testify.”