Sen. Panfilo Lacson will skip the first few hours of Tuesday’s Senate listening to on the smuggling of P6.four billion in methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) from China.
Lacson, who is predicted to reveal the contents of an inventory of bagmen of rating BOC officers, mentioned he has a separate Senate listening to at 9 a.m.
He was referring to the Games and Amusements Committee’s listening to on his invoice to replace the constitution of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office. Lacson mentioned he had postponed the listening to earlier than and can’t achieve this once more.
But Lacson additionally hinted to reporters that another excuse was the “delay” attributable to Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chairman Richard Gordon in final week’s listening to.
At final week’s listening to, Gordon was not solely late by almost an hour, he hogged the listening to by questioning the useful resource individuals virtually by himself and reducing off his colleagues.
“Ilang beses ko kinalabit eh. Kinalabit ko, sabi ko, Chairman baka pwede mag-interject. (Sagot niya), Okay tapusin ko lang ito. After 45 minutes, kinalabit ko uli. Sige tapusin ko. Alas-dose na,” Lacson recalled, referring to final week’s listening to.
At Tuesday’s listening to, Lacson is predicted to disclose the names in an inventory of supposed bagmen of BOC officers.
He mentioned he could ask Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon in regards to the listing, together with his alleged inclusion in it.
“As high as Faeldon meron doon. May pangalan siya roon, pati pangalan ng bagman niya naroon din. Kaya tatanungin ko rin kung nariyan siya kung kilala niya ang mga tao at anong pagkakilala niya, ang circumstances ng pagkakilala,” he mentioned.
Meanwhile, Lacson mentioned they’re open to presumably inviting presidential son Paolo Duterte to the listening to over his alleged involvement in smuggling.
“Open lang pero walang basis as of now. Kung nagkaroon ng basis why not? Wala naman exempted eh,” he mentioned.