Aug 1, 2017 @ 18:49

Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon is not going to step down from his post regardless of calls for his resignation over the entry of a shabu cargo price P6.four billion into the nation.

At the House committee on harmful medication’ listening to on the controversy Tuesday (August 1), Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers requested Faeldon to resign for supposedly embarrassing the President.

“You have undermined the efforts being undertaken by the law enforcers. You have a few hours to think about your resignation. All of you, you should resign,” the lawmaker, who heads the committee, instructed Faeldon.

The Customs commissioner, nevertheless, stood his floor.

“I am a soldier. I don’t treat this position as a job; it is a mission. And a soldier does not quit from his mission, but the soldier can be fired. So let the President fire me,” Faeldon mentioned.

He was later referred to as by President Rodrigo Duterte to a gathering in Malacañang.

Lawmakers have questioned Faeldon on how the contraband cargo received previous the BOC’s categorical lane undetected. The cargo was finally seized at a warehouse in Valenzuela City.