Faeldon’s Bucor appointment already endorsed to Palace – DOJ chief

Published November 13, 2018, 4:07 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Jeffrey Damicog

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has already recommended the appointment of former Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon as director general of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor).

New Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra during his appointment confirmation at the Senate building in Pasay City, May 30,2018.(Czar Dancel / MANILA BULLETIN)
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra (Czar Dancel / MANILA BULLETIN)

Guevarra disclosed he received a call Tuesday (November 13) morning from CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala who told him that the recommendation has been signed.

“Ang rekomendasyon ay ipadadala na sa Office of the President (The recommendation has been sent to the Office of the President),” he told reporters.

It was Guevarra who disclosed last October 12 that President Rodrigo Duterte has named Faeldon as BuCor director general to replace retired Police National Police (PNP) chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa who resigned to file his certificate of candidacy (COC) in seeking to run for the Senate in 2019.

And because of this, Guevarra said the DOJ “wrote to the CSC and requested the latter to evaluate and endorse Faeldon to the OP (Office of the President) as part of the legal requirements for processing the appointment.”

However, Faeldon has been accused of being a “no-show” at his post despite being named by the President.

The camp of Faeldon has already issued a statement explaining he is not ignoring his appointment at the BuCor.

Lawyer Jose Dino Jr., spokesperson and legal counsel of Faeldon, stated Malacanang “releases copies of officially-signed appointments” but the Palace “has not confirmed the ‘news’ or ‘fake news being attributed to the DOJ Secretary.”

“In all of my public positions, I have no record at all of being a ‘no-show’, much less being a delinquent as I am now being unfairly labeled. In fact, one day after I was released by the Senate from the Pasay City Jail, I already assumed and began to discharge my duties as OCD Deputy Administrator and Assistant Secretary