Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella mentioned President Rodrigo Duterte’s determination to retain embattled Customs Commissioner Nic Faeldon was his largest transfer to reform one of the vital corrupt state businesses.
“Well, so far, as we can see, he has retained Faeldon. So I suppose that’s part of his concrete action,” mentioned Abella.
Duterte revealed that he rejected Faeldon’s supply to resign 3 times regardless of the previous Magdalo officer’s admission that he couldn’t combat corruption and unlawful medication on the “corrupt to the core” Bureau of Customs.
The newest supply to give up got here after Faeldon got here below hearth for permitting a P6.four billion shabu cargo slip via the BOC’s categorical lane.
Abella mentioned the President gave extra premium to an individual’s integrity than this expertise or expertise.
“You can get people who are skilled, but if lacking integrity, then that will be dangerous. You know, skill can always be learned. The ability to know how to do it. And I believe that’s where the President is coming from,” he mentioned.
“While Mr. Faeldon has been concerned, naturally, that he does not embarrass the President, the President is also quite aware, based on his words, based on his words that the man can be trusted. And for the President, that is paramount,” he mentioned.