FORMER Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon was released from his Senate detention temporarily to be with his wife who is due to give birth.
Faeldon thanked the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee who approved his request to be temporarily released from Senate detention.
“Maraming pong salamat (Thank you very much) [Senate Blue Ribbon Committee] chairman Richard Gordon for your decency and compassion,” Faeldon said in a statement.
Aside from witnessing the birth of his youngest child, Faeldon will also be able to take his oath at the Department of National Degense-Office of Civil Defense (OCD) as Deputy Administrator III, and will be able to undergo check-up with his cardiologist.
Faeldon has been detained at the Senate since September last year after being held in contempt for refusing to attend the hearings of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee investigation into the P6.4-billion shabu shipment from China that slipped past the Bureau of Customs in May 2017.