The phrase battle between former troopers Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon continues to warmth up.
Faeldon on Thursday (August 10) reaffirmed his loyalty to President Rodrigo Duterte amid the controversy surrounding the P6.Four-billion shabu cargo from China.
“I will die protecting President Duterte against people like you, Sen. Trillanes,” he mentioned.
Earlier within the day, Trillanes accused Faeldon of being on the “heart” of the controversy over the contraband cargo.
The 600-kilogram shabu cargo managed to get previous the Bureau of Customs final May to a warehouse in Valenzuela City, the place it was seized by the authorities.
“As to Faeldon, I have enough information to say that he is at the heart of the controversy. And once he is done malingering, I hope he musters enough courage to face the grilling of senators and congressmen,” Trillanes mentioned.
Faeldon is confined at a hospital after struggling a stroke. He was unable to attend the continuation of the congressional inquiry on the shabu cargo on August 9 due to his situation
Despite collaborating within the Oakwood Mutiny in 2003 and the Manila Peninsula Siege in 2007 staged by Trillanes, Faeldon has denied he’s a part of the Magdalo group.