Some senators have been summoned by President Duterte to a meeting Tuesday afternoon in Malacañang apparently to focus on the P6.5 billion smuggled shabu into the nation, and different urgent points.
Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III stated the “invitation” got here shortly earlier than lunch time. Among these invited to the Palace, based mostly on his preliminary info, embody Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, Senators Panfilo Lacson, Gregorio Honasan, Richard Gordon and Minority Leader Franklin Drilon.
Sen. Sonny Angara stated he additionally obtained an invite.
Sotto made point out concerning the meeting after he was requested, in an interview with reporters, whether or not Bureau of Customs (BOC) Comm. Nicanor Faeldon ought to take into account resigning from his post.
“Mamaya mga alas-singko malalaman ko (if the President will tell him to remain in his post) kasi nagpatawag si President sa amin ng meeting. Mga ilan kami dito. Pati si (Sen.) Frank (Drilon) inimbita eh so ibig sabihin nun medoy mabigat ‘yung pag-uusapan,” he stated.
“Hindi sinabi ‘yung agenda pero siguradong kasama ‘yun (issue on BOC),” Sotto stated.