President Rodrigo Duterte has but to determine the place to appoint outgoing Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon although he stated he wants males of the identical “caliber” as the previous Marine captain.
In an interview with reporters in Pampanga Monday (August 28), Duterte stated he suggested Faeldon to relaxation first after stepping down from workplace.
“I don’t know if he’s willing to work again or not. Kagaya ng kay Taguiwalo, she was rejected. And maybe there are positions in government that will not need the consent of the Commission on Appointments or otherwise, Congress,” the President stated, referring to former Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo.
Asked the place he plans to appoint Faeldon, Duterte stated: “Wala pa rin akong naisip. Bigay ni — sabi ko, ‘Magbakasyon ka muna. Bakasyon ka muna. Magpakasal ka muna. Hindi natuloy ‘yung last time in…’ Sabi ko, ‘Tapos mag-usap tayo uli.’”
He added that Faeldon has been “downhearted” due to the controversies he’s going through.
Faeldon has been hounded by corruption allegations in current weeks. Senator Panfilo Lacson accused him of receiving bribes or “tara,” whereas some lawmakers imagine he had a hand within the entry of a P6.Four-billion shabu cargo from China into the nation.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Isidro Lapeña is ready to change Faeldon on the Bureau of Customs.