Top company lawyer Arthur “Pancho” Villaraza has vouched for the character of the Magdalo group of mutineers– besides that of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.
Villaraza shared his sentiment in regards to the former renegade soldiers in a remark to the August 1 Facebook post of Arroyo-era Cabinet official Rigoberto Tiglao, who stated Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon has no excuse for the Bureau of Customs’ flat assortment and the entry of a P6.Four-billion shabu cargo for the reason that abilities of the Magdalo comrades he introduced into the company have been restricted to preventing.
Faeldon was among the many junior navy officers who took half within the notorious 2003 Oakwood mutiny and the Manila Peninsula Siege that Trillanes additionally joined.
In response to the post, Villaraza wrote: “Except for Trillanes, they’re all principled and incorruptible. That’s the main reason Faeldon was appointed by the Pres. Duterte- to rid Customs of the imbedded (sic) crooks.”
Faeldon has employed not less than 20 Magdalo soldiers for varied posts on the BOC.
However, he has denied being part of the group, saying he doesn’t wish to affiliate himself “with the history of Magdalo in the country.”