Senate Minority chief Franklin Drilon left to the discretion of Senator Richard Gordon on whether or not to embody within the Senate probe the newest corruption charges hurled by Senator Panfilo Lacson in opposition to former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon.
“So nasa kanya po ‘yan kung isasama nya ‘yan,” Drilon stated in a radio interview.
”Kung tungkol sa customs eh nandun na si Gordon, Theoretically sya na ang dapat, ang komite nya ang could jurisdiction, ang blue ribbon (committee) kung katiwalian ang pinag-uusapan. Ngayon hindi ko alam kung si Gordon ay magpatuloy, sa kanya po yan. But ang komite nya ang could jurisdiction kung katiwalian ang pinag-uusapan,” he added.
Drilon was requested in regards to the decision launched by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV elevating the revelations made by Lacson.
The senator earlier claimed that Faeldon tolerated corruption within the company, even accepting an enormous “welcome gift” when he assumed the highest post. Faeldon has denied the charges and as an alternative accused Lacson’s son Pampi of alleged involvement in cement smuggling.
“Kailangan siguro once and for all Faeldon should tell everything,” Drilon stated.
“Yes dapat halukayin yun (ng Senado). Sabi ko nga si Faeldon siguro dapat mag-tell all na lang sya para once and for all naman, mula ng akoy namulat eh ang corruption, ang katiwalian sa Customs naririnig ko na, hanggang ngayon malapit na matapos termino ko sa Senado ganun pa rin naririnig ko pa rin,” he stated
He stated it was up to the general public whether or not or not to consider Faeldon. “The point is, kung may sapat ba syang ebidensyang ilalabas. Kailangan naman may sapat na ebidensya,” Drilon added.