FORMER Bureau of Customs and now Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Nicanor Faeldon Sr. has vowed to resign if his son will be found positive for illegal drug use.
Faeldon's son, Nicanor Faeldon Jr., was arrested in a raid in an alleged drug den in Barangay Mabolo, Naga City on Friday morning, December 14.
The raid was conducted by virtue of a search warrant against Rissel Lanuzo, the father of the younger Faeldon's girlfriend, Sandra.
The older Faeldon said he was already informed about what happened, but he has no plans of helping or contacting his son.
"Hindi (ko pa siya nakakausap). Matagal na rin kaming hindi nag-uusap. Wala rin akong balak kontakin siya," the BuCor chief said.
(We have not yet talked. We have no communication for a long while, and I have no plans of contacting him.)
"Hindi ko (siya) tutulungan. Ang sa akin naman, I know him, he has never been in a crime, ni hindi nga naninigarilyo yan. Pabayaan natin 'yung imbestigasyon. If it will turn out later on kahit hindi siya nagbebenta, basta gumamit siya, immediately I will resign and hunt him down at paparusahan ko yan para kahit minsan hindi na niya makita ang drugs at hindi na niya matikman ulit," he added.
(I will not help him. I know that he has never been involved in a crime; he does not even smoke. Let's leave it to investigators. If it will turn out later that he has been using illegal drugs, I will resign immediately and hunt him down and punish him, so that he will no longer be able to use drugs.)
The older Faeldon said his son and Sandra transferred to Naga six months ago and decided to study there. He said his son is working as a student assistant while studying and that he only gives him P2,500 allowance each month.
Faeldon appealed to the public to give his son the benefit of the doubt.
"Ang apila ko naman siyempre nagkataon anak ko yan, talaga pagpipiyestahan natin (pero). Kung wala naman involvement 'yung bata, maawa naman tayo sa kanya. Student assistant na nga siya doon nagsusumikap para mabuhay ng maayos," he said.
(That's my son, so it's easy for the public to judge him. But if he has no involvement, let's spare him. He has been working hard as a student assistant to support himself.)
"Sa akin, admitted ko naman sa pangalan ko. I'm a very controversial person pero huwag naman natin parusahan ang mga taong wala namang kasalanan," he added.
(He is carrying my name and I'm a very controversial person, but don't punish him if he has not done bad things.) (SunStar Philippines)