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Faeldon bids goodbye to BuCor, allows probe into bank accounts

SACKED Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Chief Nicanor Faeldon bid farewell to his staff late Wednesday night after being fired by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Duterte demanded Faeldon’s resignation earlier on the same day amid public outcry over the release of heinous crime convicts under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law.

In a Twitter photo by his lawyer, Jose Diño Jr., Faeldon was all smiles as he posed with his BuCor staff.

The former marine said that he was just following Duterte’s order.


“My commander-in-chief/appointing authority has spoken. I am a marine and a marine does as he is told. I most humbly bow to my commander-in-chief’s order without any hard feelings,” he said in a statement issued late Wednesday.

Faeldon also waived Republic Act 1405 entitled An Act Prohibiting Disclosure of or Inquiry into, Deposits with any Banking Institution or the Bank Secrecy Law.

“I hereby authorized the Senate of the Philippines and the House of Representatives and all government agencies in the Philippines that has authority to investigate allegations of corruption, to examine, inquire, or look into all my bank accounts here in the Philippines and even anywhere in the world, ” he said in a signed statement.

Faeldon came under fire after high-profile convicts were released on the strength of the GCTA law.

He also approved the release of ex-Calauan, Laguna mayor Antonio Sanchez who was convicted for the rape and murder of University of the Philippines- Los Baños (UPLB) student Eileen Sarmenta and her friend Allan Gomez in 1995 but recalled the order because of public outrage.

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