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Lacson: Faeldon should have filed charges against my son.

Senator Panfilo Lacson on Thursday said resigned Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon should have filed charges against his son if indeed the latter was involved in smuggling.

'First, I have nothing to do with my son's business activities. Second, there is no smuggling of cement as it is not subject to customs tariff and duties but only subject to VAT, which my son said when I checked with him just now, they always pay,' Lacson said in a statement.

'Third, he (Faeldon) should have filed charges against my son if he now says he's into smuggling,' he said.

If Faeldon's allegations against his son, Panfilo Lacson Jr., were true, then Lacson said he would not have exposed the alleged shenanigans at the Bureau of Customs (BoC).

The senator earlier accused Faeldon of allegedly receiving P100 million 'pasalubong' when the latter assumed the BoC post.

'It doesn't make sense that I will expose the shenanigans in the BOC, if my son is cheating on taxes as Faeldon is now accusing him of. The logical thing for me to do is not to make the expose' and just keep quiet,' Lacson said.

'For the record, I have always reminded my son to be on the level in whatever business dealings he would have because if not, I'll be the first one to castigate him and even initiate filing of charges against him,' the senator added.

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Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
Date:Aug 24, 2017
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