Aug three, 2017 @ 18:42

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has allegedly employed a number of sports activities personalities, as “technical assistants” and “intelligence officers”.

Deputy Speaker Raneo Abu bared this earlier than a congressional listening to on the P6.four billion peso shabu (crystal meth) smuggling controversy hounding the Customs Bureau.

Abu offered Customs Special Order No. 58 collection of 2016 which contained a listing of 28 “Customs personnel,” identified for his or her background in basketball and volleyball, together with former Philipine Basketball Association stars like Kenneth Duremdes, Marlo Aquino, Dave Arguelles, and Edward Joseph (EJ) Fiehl, and volleyball star Alyssa Valdez.

The athletes had been assigned to the Office of the Commissioner whereas some had been detailed to the Intelligence Group of the Bureau.

The particular order additionally famous that controversial Faeldon lawyer, Mandy Therese Anderson, employees of Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon, was licensed to signal the each day time file of these within the checklist.

In an ambush interview on Thursday, Abu stated Faeldon admitted to him that the players had been certainly employed by the BOC.

“May nagpadala sa akin na mga dokumento kung sino yung mga hinire. Nagulat ako na nag-hire pala ito ng mga empleyado na siya naming nakakalaban noon sa UNTV (league),” Abu stated.

Abu stated he wished to seek out out the of those employed personnel and if they might elevate the standard of service within the BOC.

Abu stated he had requested the BOC for the 201 recordsdata of the stated staff.

Earlier, Faeldon hit lawmakers for alleged affect peddling within the hiring or promotion of sure BOC staff, claiming this impairs his efforts to reform the company and rid it of corruption.

Faeldon had rejected a suggestion made by Speaker Bebot Alvarez for a sure BOC worker, Sandy Sacluti, for allegedly being unqualified for the post. (PNA)