President Rodrigo Duterte has referred to as the Senate’s prime three leaders to a gathering in Malacanang as Congress is sizzling on the Bureau of Customs’ heels over the entry of P6.Four-billion price of shabu into Metro Manila.
Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III mentioned on Tuesday (August 1) that he, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and Senate Minority chief Franklin Drilon are scheduled to meet with the President at 5 p.m., or an hour after his assembly with Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon.
Sotto mentioned he expects to know through the assembly whether or not Faeldon will maintain his post amid the controversy gripping the BOC.
“Pati si Frank inimbita eh, so ibig sabihin noon medyo mabigat yung pag-uusapan,” he mentioned.
“Siguradong kasama yung [BOC] sa agenda kaya yung tinatanong niyo, malalaman ko mamaya,” he mentioned relating to reporters’ query about Faeldon’s fate.
The House of Representatives is at the moment investigating how 604 kilograms of shabu managed to get previous by the BOC’s categorical lane final May.
The cargo was seized from a warehouse in Valenzuela City.
A day earlier than the House’s listening to, a self-confessed fixer advised the Senate blue ribbon committee that top rating BOC officers have been accountable for permitting the cargo to be launched.
Senator Richard Gordon, who chairs the panel, mentioned Mark Ruben Taguba wrote the names of the BOC officers concerned within the launch of the contraband cargo throughout a closed door session.
Gordon, nonetheless, didn’t reply when requested by reporters if Faeldon was among the many BOC officers named by Taguba.