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Senate cites Faeldon in contempt

The Senate Blue ribbon committee chaired by Sen. Richard J, Gordon yesterday cited in contempt former Bureau of Customs (BoC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon for his refusal to appear in a public hearing at the Senate building.

WHAT shall we do with the hundreds of thousands of drug addicts who have surrendered to the police for fear that they may be killed in the ongoing anti-drugs campaign of the administration? When he Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights began its inquiry a month ago, Director General Ronald dela Rosa, chief of the Philippine National Police, reported that some 670,000 drug users and pushers had already yielded to authorities, while over 11,000 had been arrested, and nearly 2,000 killed.

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