Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon will stay in his post amid the controversy surrounding the P6.5-billion shabu cargo from China that made its method into the nation.
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez shared what occurred within the assembly between him, Duterte and Faeldon in an announcement to reporters Tuesday (August 1).
“The Chief Executive has expressed his full confidence in Commissioner Faeldon and told him to focus on serving the country,” Dominguez mentioned.
Duterte summoned Faeldon to Malacanang at four p.m. at this time as Congress is scorching on the BOC’s heels over the shabu cargo.
The contraband cargo bought previous by the BOC’s specific lane in May however was seized at a warehouse in Valenzuela City.
Some lawmakers, amongst them Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers, have known as for Faeldon’s resignation over the controversy.
Faeldon, nonetheless, mentioned he’ll solely depart the BOC if Duterte fires him.