Drilon on Faeldon: "He lied over and over again to evade accountability"

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon (ctto)

Recently sacked Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Chief Nicanor Faeldon together with other involved officials should be held liable for the alleged illegal release of hundreds of prisoners, says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon.

Drilon stressed charges must be filed against Faeldon for his incompetence and for allegedly lying to avoid accountability over attempts to free the convicts, like former mayor Antonio Sanchez of Calauan, Laguna.

“Faeldon was caught lying through his teeth. He tried to deceive the Senate and the public. He lied over and over again to evade accountability,” Drilon said

The opposition senator supported the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte in firing Faeldon which “confirmed what the public already knew: that Faeldon lied and weaved alibis under oath to exculpate himself.”

Drilon, in a radio interview said that the Office of the Ombudsman would determine what charges to be filed against the bureau.

“Nasa Ombudsman po ‘yan (That is up to the Ombudsman),” he said 

Malacanang on Saturday gave assurances that all those involved in the alleged irregularities in the computation of good conduct time allowance would be put on trial.

“The Office of the President assures the public that those involved in corruption or incompetence in implementing the law on GCTA will be prosecuted. Such prosecution will include those who allegedly resorted to the GCTA for sale scheme in the Bureau of Corrections,” Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a statement.

“We will be fair and impartial, as we will enforce the law not just against the officials who served the current administration, but also against those who served during the previous one,” Panelo added.

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