Senate panel approves Faeldon’s bid to be temporarily released from detention


(Eagle News) –The Senate blue ribbon committee  on Friday approved former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon’s request to be temporarily released from the Senate.

In his request Faeldon had said he wished to witness his wife giving birth.

“Maraming pong salamat chairman Richard Gordon for your decency and compassion,” Faeldon said in a statement.

He said with his temporary release, he could now also take his oath as deputy administrator III of the Department of National Defense’s Office of Civil Defense, and undergo treatment with his cardiologist.

“..Mayayakap ko na ang mga mahal ko sa buhay…,” he said.

Faeldon was detained last year after being cited in contempt for his subsequent refusal to attend blue ribbon committee hearings on corruption in the Bureau of Customs, and on the P6.4-billion shabu shipment mess.