Resigned Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon faces potential arrest and detention in the higher chamber if he’ll proceed to refuses to seem in Monday’s listening to on the alleged corruption in the company.
Before suspending Thursday’s listening to of the blue ribbon committee, its chairman, Sen. Richard Gordon, introduced that Faeldon had already been cited in contempt for skipping the inquiry.
As a lot, Gordon mentioned he had ordered the Senate’s Sergeant-at-Arms to make sure that a subpoena is served to Faeldon to make sure his look subsequent week.
“Just to be clear, if he does not appear on Monday, having been declared in contempt, he can be taken into custody until he testifies,” Minority Leader Franklin Drilon mentioned.
“That’s correct. That’s the intent. So he’s not going to be arrested but if he doesn’t appear here on Monday, he will be arrested and brought here to the committee. We do not entertain any defiance of the government here in this chamber,” Gordon mentioned.