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Guevarra: Faeldon 'quite likely' administratively liable for GCTA mess

Sep 18, 2019 - 6:45 PM

But Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra shies away from making the same statement on Senator Ronald dela Rosa

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra shake handa with BuCor Director General Ni anor Fawldon upon their arrival inside the senate session hall before the start of the inquiry on the GCTA. September 2, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] BuCor Senate hearings: Bakit pinalusot si Bato at Faeldon?

Sep 16, 2019 - 12:24 PM

The GCTA law is a complicated mess. BuCor is neck-high in corruption allegations. We can do without the politicking and vendetta, Senators.

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Wrong side up

Sep 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Only a Duterte presidency would find a fit for Faeldon

Ombudsman’s GCTA probe covers ex-BuCor chiefs Faeldon, Dela Rosa

Sep 11, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Deputy Minority Leader Carlos Zarate extracts the confirmation from the Office of the Ombudsman as it defended its proposed 2020 budget in the House plenary

PRISONS CHIEFS. Two former BuCor chiefs, now Senator Ronald dela Rosa (R) and the controversial Nicanor Faeldon (L) before the resumption of the inquiry into the release of convicts through GCTA oN September 5, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte says Faeldon headed to private sector

Sep 10, 2019 - 8:34 PM

The President has said he still believes in Nicanor Faeldon, despite many controversies he was embroiled in

NOT RESIGNING. The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on Good Conduct Time Allowance on September 2, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Panelo on Faeldon: Just 'outwitted' by corrupt BuCor officials

Sep 09, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Despite ongoing probes on corruption in the Bureau of Corrections, Malacañang says it's likely Nicanor Faeldon was not involved in wrongdoing and was merely 'outwitted'

The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on Good Conduct Time Allowance on September 2, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Paglamayan natin ang bangkay ng delicadeza

Sep 09, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Let us now officially mourn the demise of delicadeza in government

Duterte after firing Faeldon: I still believe in him

Sep 06, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Duterte calls ex-Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon a 'straight edge' and credits him for what he did as customs chief in the earlier part of his administration

TRUST. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte says in a speech in Cebu that he still trusts fired ex-Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon. Photo from Alfred Frias/ Malacañang photo

Nicanor Faeldon's gov't posts and the controversies that trailed him

Sep 06, 2019 - 1:33 PM

Occupying 3 key government positions since July 2016, Nicanor Faeldon has had more than his usual share of troubles

Second day of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on Good Conduct Time Allowance on September 3, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Gusto kong maiyak sa galit': Faeldon says first time to hear GCTA for sale claim

Sep 06, 2019 - 10:41 AM

(UPDATED) Dismissed Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon claims no knowledge of the alleged anomaly in the agency that he headed for almost a year

SACKED. Two former BuCor chiefs now senator Ronald dela Rosa, right, and the controversial Nicanor Faeldon chat minutes before the resumption of the inquiry into the release of convicts through GCTA. September 5, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'I can soundly sleep,' says Faeldon after sacking

Sep 05, 2019 - 10:29 AM

(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the dismissal of Nicanor Faeldon is an 'initial step to prevent the spread of a dangerous wildfire'

GOODBYE. Sacked Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon bids goodbye to his staff immediately after President Rodrigo Duterte fired him over the aborted release of convicted rapist and murderer Antonio Sanchez. Photo courtesy of Jose Diño

Duterte fires Nicanor Faeldon as BuCor chief

Sep 04, 2019 - 6:29 PM

(4th UPDATE) Public outrage over the early release of heinous crime convicts costs Faeldon his latest government post

THE AXE. BuCor chief Nicanor Faeldon gets fired amid the GCTA law mess. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

'Obviously lying': Senators don't believe Faeldon

Sep 04, 2019 - 1:21 PM

Will Faeldon survive this controversy unscathed?

GCTA CONTROVERSY. Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon was put on the hot seat at the second day of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on Good Conduct Time Allowance on September 3, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte to decide fate of Faeldon, BuCor officials after GCTA law hearings

Sep 03, 2019 - 7:53 AM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo says while the hearings are going on, its status quo for Faeldon and the other Bureau of Corrections officials

The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on Good Conduct Time Allowance on September 2, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Good conduct time allowance may be for sale inside Bilibid – Hontiveros

Sep 02, 2019 - 1:16 PM

Faeldon says he does not believe he should resign

The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on Good Conduct Time Allowance on September 2, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

On Sanchez release: Faeldon says he just followed GCTA guidelines

Sep 02, 2019 - 12:52 PM

'The application of the law, that was explained to me, does not distinguish,' says Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon as he insists on following the guidelines on inmates' early release regardless of crime committed

CHIEF. Erstwhile Customs chief and now Bureau of Corrections director general Nicanor Faeldon attends the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on Good Conduct Time Allowance on September 2, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Faeldon ordered Sanchez release, but stopped it after outcry

Sep 02, 2019 - 11:58 AM

A similar release order for the convicts in the 1997 Cebu Chiong sisters rape slay case has been completed. The convicts are now free, Faeldon confirms.

The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on Good Conduct Time Allowance on September 2, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

On eve of Senate hearing, Faeldon hits 'grudge-bearers'

Sep 02, 2019 - 8:28 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The embattled BuCor chief attends the Senate hearing on the aborted Sanchez release. He insists he did not order the release of Antonio Sanchez.

IN ATTENDANCE. Bureau of Corrections Chief Nicanor Faeldon shows up at the Senate for a hearing on the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) and the aborted early release of convicted murderer and rapist Antonio Sanchez. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Senate panel demands Faeldon appear at GCTA law hearing

Sep 01, 2019 - 2:28 PM

(UPDATED) Opposition senators call for Nicanor Faeldon's removal as Bureau of Corrections chief due to the controversies brought by the inclusion of rape-slay convict Antonio Sanchez in the list of inmates set for early release

BUCOR CHIEF. Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon speaks during an interview at New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on August 22, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Sotto: Duterte must revamp Bureau of Corrections

Aug 31, 2019 - 4:45 PM

(UPDATED) 'This travesty of justice is condemnable!' Senate President Vicente Sotto seethes on Twitter, following reports that the Bureau of Corrections released convicts in high-profile cases

SENATE PRESIDENT. Senate President Vicente Sotto III presides a session at the Senate. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Judge who sentenced Antonio Sanchez asks Panelo to resign

Aug 28, 2019 - 11:07 PM

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says he has nothing to do with the possible early release of convicted rapist and murderer Antonio Sanchez

ANTONIO SANCHEZ. Convicted former mayor of Calauan, Laguna Antonio Sanchez is seen inside the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on August 22, 2019. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Faeldon denies ordering Sanchez's release – DOJ

Aug 27, 2019 - 9:52 PM

The family of Antonio Sanchez claims to be in possession of a Bureau of Corrections release order dated August 20

CONVICT. Rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez (center) may not step out of the New Bilibid Prison soon. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

BuCor changes tune: Sanchez may not be freed soon after all

Aug 22, 2019 - 2:07 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon says rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez may not be qualified for earlier release because of his display of 'some not good behavior' in jail

Convicted former mayor of Calauan, Laguna Antonio Sanchez is seen inside the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on August 22, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

CHR: Improve jail management to prevent crimes inside prisons

Mar 06, 2019 - 5:22 PM

'The goal of prisons should be to reform persons deprived of liberty, to uphold human dignity while being accountable for their faults,' CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia says

Inside the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016.

Drug charges vs Nicanor Faeldon Jr dismissed

Dec 23, 2018 - 1:53 PM

Nicanor Faeldon Jr earlier tested negative of illegal drugs

ARRESTED. Nicanor Faeldon Jr, son of Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon, is arrested with 3 others in a Naga City drug bust on Friday, December 14. Photo from Naga City Police Station

Son of BuCor chief Nicanor Faeldon tests negative for illegal drugs

Dec 15, 2018 - 4:21 PM

Naga City police chief Senior Superintendent Felix Servita says the 3 others arrested with Nicanor Faeldon Jr tested positive for illegal drugs

ARRESTED. Nicanor Faeldon Jr, son of Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon, is arrested with 3 others in a Naga City drug bust on December 14, 2018. Photo from Naga City Police Station

Faeldon’s son nabbed in drug bust | Evening wRap

Dec 14, 2018 - 9:26 PM

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Faeldon says he'll 'kill' own son if proven to be a drug user

Dec 14, 2018 - 5:56 PM

'I will kill that idiot if he's involved' in drugs, says BuCor chief Nicanor Faeldon of his son and namesake who was arrested in a drug operation in Naga City

ANGRY FATHER. File photo of Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon.  Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cops arrest son of Nicanor Faeldon, 3 others in Naga drug operation

Dec 14, 2018 - 12:42 PM

(UPDATED) 'Let the ax fall where it may,' says the spokesperson of the Bureau of Corrections chief in relation to his son's arrest in Naga City

ARRESTED. Nicanor Faeldon Jr, son of Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon, is arrested with 3 others in a Naga City drug operation on December 14, 2018. Photo from Naga City Police Station

Duterte finally signs Faeldon’s appointment as BuCor Chief

Nov 20, 2018 - 5:43 PM

(UPDATED) Nicanor Faeldon will inherit the problem of alleged continuing drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison and the persistent illness of the national penitentiary which is over-congestion

NEW BUCOR CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte signs the appointment of Nicanor Faeldon as the new chief of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Faeldon no-show at BuCor? ‘No official appointment yet’

Nov 12, 2018 - 4:06 PM

It was Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra who sounded off the media to Faeldon not showing up for work

BUCOR CHIEF? Nicanor Faeldon says there are no official appointment papers yet for his supposed new job as the new chief of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Nicanor Faeldon to take over Bureau of Corrections

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:58 PM

The former Bureau of Customs chief may soon be back to heading a government agency

NEW ROLE. OCD deputy administrator Nicanor Faeldon will now head the Bureau of Corrections. Malacanang file photo

Michael Yang attended baptism of Nicanor Faeldon's son

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:16 PM

The Chinese businessman, whom President Rodrigo Duterte cleared of alleged drug links, may have stood as godfather to the son of the former customs chief

Duterte says Faeldon wants to run for Mindoro governor

Sep 17, 2018 - 8:47 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also floats PNP chief Oscar Albayalde and DILG officer-in-charge Eduardo Año as possible senatorial candidates

Former customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon as new member of PDP-Laban. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Faeldon backs Duterte on amnesty: 'I am willing to go to jail again'

Sep 12, 2018 - 8:07 PM

A Duterte ally who went through the same amnesty process as Senator Trillanes now says it's illegal and invalid

Former customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon as new member of PDP-Laban. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bato dela Rosa, Faeldon, Phillip Salvador take oath with PDP-Laban

Sep 12, 2018 - 6:42 PM

Former PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa admits his high survey ratings are a factor in his decision to run: 'Bakit naman magtatakbo-takbo ka kung di ka sigurado?'

OATH. New members of PDP-Laban take their oath before PDP-Laban president, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'A whiff of corruption, you're out': Notable Duterte admin exits and reappointments

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte's tough stance on corruption has cost many government officials their jobs. But some have been reappointed.

DOJ downplays loss of P6.4B shabu case in Valenzuela, says Manila trial going 'well'

May 03, 2018 - 7:42 PM

The Valenzuela Regional Trial Court (RTC) drops another case of drug transportation against the customs middlemen, but the main case at the Manila court continues

Bureau of Customs fixer Mark Taguba is escorted by NBI agents following his surrender, hours after a Manila court ordered his arrest for his alleged involvement with the P6.4-billion shabu shipment. Photo by Ben Nabong

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May 02, 2018 - 7:38 PM

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Ombudsman clears Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio in P6.4-B shabu case

May 02, 2018 - 4:15 PM

A preliminary investigation will proceed against resigned Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and other BOC officials

Dela Rosa to DOJ panel: 'Konsensiya naman'

Mar 16, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa says the Department of Justice panel should have alerted the police if there was weak evidence against alleged drug lords Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa

CONSCIENCE WANTED. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa questions the decision of the DOJ panel. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Duterte promotes DOJ prosecutor who cleared suspects in big drug cases

Mar 15, 2018 - 7:44 AM

(UPDATED) Between the time DOJ prosecutor Aristotle Reyes is appointed Lucena City regional trial court judge and finally takes his oath, he has dismissed drug charges against Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Lim, and the customs officials in the shabu smuggling case

MEETING. Cebu-based businessman Peter Lim meets with President Rodrigo Duterte in July 2016. Malacañang file photo

Gordon orders release of Faeldon from detention

Mar 12, 2018 - 11:38 AM

(UPDATED) Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon orders the release of Nicanor Faeldon, who was earlier cited in contempt for disrespecting the Senate

Photo by Angie de Silva

DOJ junks PDEA motion: Faeldon won't be charged in P6.4-B shabu case

Mar 10, 2018 - 4:37 PM

The prosecution panel insists it cannot take judicial notice of the revelations against former Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and other customs officials during the congressional inquiries into the P6.4-billion shabu shipment

Former Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon is escorted by police and Senate security during his transfer to the Pasay City Jail on January 30, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Senate panel junks ethics complaints vs De Lima, Lacson, Trillanes

Feb 20, 2018 - 10:21 AM

(4TH UPDATE) The Senate ethics committee cites lack of jurisdiction in dismissing the 3 ethics complaints filed against Senator Leila de Lima

DETAINED SENATOR. The Senate committee on ethics has junked the ethics complaints against Senator Leila de Lima. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Faeldon gets 'no special treatment' in jail – BJMP

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Former Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon is transferred from the Senate to the Pasay City Jail, while his petition remains pending before the Supreme Court

TRANSFERRED. Former Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon is escorted by police and Senate security during his transfer to the Pasay City Jail on January 30, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Faeldon asks SC to order his release from Senate

Jan 29, 2018 - 1:24 PM

Resigned customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon says Senator Richard Gordon wanted an apology that would make him 'look good before the public'

CONVINCING FAELDON. Senator Richard Gordon talks to former BOC Commissioner Nick Faeldon (2nd from right) inside the Senate detention room on September 11, 2017. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

DOJ panel ‘suppressed truth’ in clearing Faeldon in shabu case – PDEA

Jan 27, 2018 - 4:22 PM

The PDEA says the justice department's disregard of the testimonies made in congressional hearings is a violation of the rules of evidence

Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon outlines some of the changes in the BOC during a press briefing in Malacañan on August 22. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

P6.4B shabu: Case vs middlemen refiled, NBI still not involved

Jan 25, 2018 - 6:54 PM

The DOJ is still 'studying' whether or not to task the NBI to conduct a case buildup on the shabu shipment

Senator Richard Gordon during the 4th Blue Ribbon Senate Hearing on illegal shipment of the 6.4 billion-worth drugs from China resumes in Senate, Pasay City on Tuesday. Lito Boras/Rappler.com

Valenzuela court clears 5 in importation of P6.4-B shabu

Jan 11, 2018 - 7:10 PM

It seems there are a lot of hurdles to getting accountability in the smuggling of shabu from China to the Philippines, and a lot of them has to do with limitations set by the law

The Senate Committee on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations (Blue Ribbon) on August 9, 2017 resumes its public hearing on the P6.4B worth of shabu smuggled at the Bureau of Customs in May. Photo by Joseph Vidal