Former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon is keen to go to jail than attend the Senate listening to on the P6.Four-billion shabu cargo mess to “fight” for the rights of harmless and atypical individuals.
In a assertion Friday (September eight), Faeldon mentioned that whereas it’s simpler to attend the listening to than be cited in contempt, he additionally thought of harmless people who find themselves left to clear their names after being maligned by sure senators.
“Marami na pong maliliit na inosenteng tao ang inimbitahan bilang resource person na pinahiya, inakusahan, sinira ang pagkatao, na-trauma ang buong pamilya dahil sa paninira ng ilang mambabatas,” he mentioned.
Faeldon mentioned his snub of the listening to scheduled on September 11 is his method of protesting towards sure senators’ tendency of hiding behind privilege speeches to make unfounded accusations.
“Paano na yung mga mahihirap at walang pangalan na hindi nila kauri na mayaman, tanyag at makapangyarihan? Saan tatakbo ang mga inosenteng tao kapag sinira na ang kanilang pagkatao sa pamamagitan ng privilege speech ng mga makapangyarihang mambabatas?” he requested.
Senator Panfilo Lacson had accused Faeldon of receiving bribe cash in a privilege speech.
The Senate has deferred the implementation of the arrest order for Faeldon earlier within the day pending his look on the probe.
Faeldon, nevertheless, mentioned he’ll present up on the Senate on the day of the listening to to not attend, however to permit himself to be arrested by the Senate sergeant-at-arms.