Faeldon taps Duterte, Cabinet members as son's godfathers

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Posted at Apr 21 2018 11:21 AM

Photo by: Arcel Valderrama, Presidential Photo

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte and at least 3 Cabinet men were among the godfathers of the months-old son of Office of Civil Defense Deputy Administrator for Operations Nicanor Faeldon, photos recently released by Malacañang showed.

Faeldon's partner Jelina Magsuci gave birth to their son Abram in February while the former Bureau of Customs chief was detained at the Senate for refusing to answer questions during a congressional probe on the entry of P6.4 billion worth of shabu through the Manila port. 

Abram was baptized on April 18 at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

Photo by: Richard Madelo / Presidential Photo

Aside from Duterte, Abram's other godfathers are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Special Assistant to the President Bong Go, Presidential Adviser for Sports Dennis Uy, and Office of Civil Defense Administrator Ricardo Jalad.

Faeldon resigned as Customs chief last year after senators criticized him for the entry of billions-worth of illegal drugs under his watch.

In December, Faeldon, who was still in detention, was appointed by Duterte to the Office of Civil Defense.

He was transferred to the Pasay City Jail in January after bickering with Senator Richard Gordon during a Senate inquiry.

Faeldon was eventually released in March.