MANILA - Former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon believes being relieved from his post is for the best interest of the country.
In a statement, Faeldon urged the public to continue supporting President Rodrigo Duterte's reform agenda and development programs.
"I thank everyone who has supported the Bureau of Customs during my stay and I appeal to the BOC employees and to the public to support the new commissioner," he added.
Faeldon has been at the center of the controversy surrounding the Bureau of Customs (BOC) after he failed to stop the shipment of P6.4 billion worth of shabu from China.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Director General Isidro Lapeña is set to replace Faeldon, according to President Duterte.
The President, however, continues to stand by Faeldon, even hinting that the relieved Customs chief may be assigned to a different government post.
"I have no reason really to doubt (Faeldon). Government would need Faeldon. But where, I really do not know," said Duterte.