Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon ought to not really feel smug about his post even after President Rodrigo Duterte reportedly expressed continued confidence in him, Sen. Panfilo Lacson mentioned Thursday.
Lacson mentioned Duterte is ready for the committee reviews from the Senate and House of Representatives on the P6.Four-billion cargo of medicine from China.
Duterte met with lawmakers who investigated the mess in Malacanang final Tuesday.
“Ang sinabi niya (Duterte) doon, hintayin niya ang report ng nagimbestigang senador at kongresista, at itatrato niya na seryosong input kung ano ang maging committee report na isusumite ng dalawang kapulungan,” Lacson mentioned in an interview on DZBB radio.
He recalled Duterte telling them he might be “very fair” in deciding Faeldon’s fate, however he may also take into account the Senate and Congress’ findings.
“Sinasabi niya roon, hindi ligtas dito si Commissioner Faeldon kasi pakikinggan ko rin, although I’ll be very fair, pero papakinggan ko findings ninyo. Yan ang kanyang mensahe,” he mentioned.
On the opposite hand, Lacson mentioned Faeldon might have come off as conceited when he linked some lawmakers to corruption and informed them, “Shame on you.”
“E ngayon papaano kung bweltahan siya ng mga congressmen at adverse ang gawing committee report? Mafa-factor in yan sa final na decision ng presidente kung ano ang magiging kapalaran niya,” he mentioned.
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