President Rodrigo Duterte has requested outgoing Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon to take a break after leaving his workplace within the wake of corruption allegations hounding him.
“I told him to take a few days off. We will talk about his — talk about everything after that. Magpahinga ka na lang muna,” Duterte informed reporters in an interview on the Libingan ng mga Bayani Monday (August 28).
“The reason why it took me time, because Congress was investigating or still investigating it. So, gusto ko naman sanang hintayin na matapos para respeto rin sa tao. Pero, inuunahan man nila ng ano,” he added.
Duterte revealed his advice to Faeldon after the previous Marine captain confirmed assembly with the President final week.
Faeldon, nonetheless, didn’t disclose particulars of his discuss with Duterte.
Senator Panfilo Lacson has accused Faeldon of corruption. He has additionally been slammed in reference to the entry of a P6.Four-billion shabu cargo from China into the nation.
Duterte, nonetheless, maintained Faeldon is an sincere individual. He additionally mentioned he’ll appoint the outgoing Customs chief to one other post, although he has but to give particulars about it.
“‘Di bale. Anyway, he’s — I told him to just lay off,” he mentioned.
Faeldon’s alternative, outgoing Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Isidro Lapeña, is ready to take his oath earlier than Duterte Tuesday (August 29).