After hospital confinement, Faeldon attends Senate probe

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 15 2017 10:16 AM

MANILA - Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon on Tuesday showed up for a Senate inquiry on the P6.4 billion shabu shipment from China after failing to appear before the hearings due to illness. 

Last week, Faeldon failed to attend the inquiry after being brought to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Manila East Medical Center in Taytay, Rizal due to chest pains.

He was diagnosed with "non-ST elevation myocardial infarction coronary syndrome" and "hypertensive urgency stage 2." 

The Customs chief said he was confined in the hospital until yesterday and was advised to rest further in order to recover.

Faeldon, who has come under fire for the large amount of shabu that entered the country, also failed to show up for a similar inquiry of the House of Representatives. 

Some lawmakers, disappointed with the mess in the Bureau of Customs, said Faeldon should resign. President Rodrigo Duterte, however, said he still believes in Faeldon's integrity.