Malacañang yesterday assured the public of an impartial investigation by authorities into the arrest of a son of Bureau of Corrections Director General Nicanor Faeldon in a drug raid in Naga City.
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said they have received the police report on the arrest of Nicanor Faeldon Jr. and four others for alleged possession of illegal drugs early Friday morning.
“We assure that there will be no whitewash on the ongoing investigation in adherence with the administration’s firm resolve to curb illegal drugs in the country,” Panelo said in a statement.
The Palace also commended Faeldon “for taking a principled stand of distancing himself from the investigation, for letting police authorities do the job of probing said incident, and for offering to resign once the allegation is proven true.”
Apart from vowing to resign and offering to go on leave, Faeldon also swore he would kill his son if proven to be a drug user.
Nicanor Jr. was purportedly staying at his girlfriend’s house that was raided by Naga City police. He said that it was the father of his girlfriend who was the subject of the drug raid.
He will face charges for being an employee or visitor of a drug den, as provided for in the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
The offense is punishable by 12 to 20 years imprisonment and a fine of between P100,000 and P500,000.