Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Thursday urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to put former Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon underneath its witness safety program (WPP) to show what he knew of this huge corruption inside the bureau.
Drilon made this name after colleague Senator Panfilo Lacson, in a privilege speech, revealed a listing of names of bribe givers or gamers, collectors or bagmen, recipients of bribes in BOC as properly as the breakdown of quantities given.
Lacson stated Faeldon was among the many first to obtain a bribe value P100 million, 1 / 4 of which, or P 25 million was retained as finder’s payment by his intermediary named Joel Teves.
Drilon stated the DOJ ought to contemplate the revelations made by Lacson and begin its personal investigation into the matter.
He additionally stated that now was the time for Faeldon to “speak up.”
“Should Faeldon decide to cooperate by revealing what he knew of this massive corruption in the customs, it is proper that he be placed under the WPP,” Drilon stated in a press assertion.
“The people behind this massive corruption in the customs have already been exposed. Commissioner Faeldon is the most qualified person to corroborate these claims of corruption under his watch,” he added.
Drilon stated he was shocked upon listening to Lacson’s revelation however stated: “it should give the Congress more resolve to address the top-down corruption in the agency.”
“It’s a shocking, disheartening revelation, but it behooves Congress to act swiftly to solve this issue of corruption in the bureau once and for all,” the senator stated.
Drilon additionally known as on the DOJ to evaluation the testimonies made on the Senate Blue Ribbon’s investigation into the P 6.Four-billion shabu cargo from China allegedly introduced into the nation by the Davao Group linked to Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte. (Philippine News Agency)