Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon was absent through the second Senate hearing into the reported P6.four billion value of shabu cargo from China seized in Valenzuela City final May.
In a letter to the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chaired by Senator Richard Gordon, Faeldon stated that his present “health condition” didn’t allow him from attending the probe.
On Monday (August 7), Faeldon stated that he began feeling discomfort in his chest and was later identified with “non-ST elevation myocardial infarction acute coronary syndrome; hypertension urgency hypertension stage II.”
He stated that he was finally confined on the Manila East Medical Center till Tuesday (August eight).
BOC Deputy Commissioner Edward Buco took Faeldon’s place because the proxy.
Faeldon not too long ago made the headlines for his alleged involvement within the unlawful drug cargo which was found in a warehouse in Valenzuela City primarily based on a tip coming from Xiamen Customs.
Members of the House of Representatives earlier referred to as for Faeldon’s resignation for permitting the cargo to slide by means of the BOC.
President Rodrigo Duterte, nonetheless, expressed his belief in Faeldon whilst lawmakers demanded his resignation.
The President stated that he would await the outcomes of the continued congressional investigations (PNA)