BOC Chief Faeldon Defends Atty. Mandy Mercado Anderson After Calling Speaker Alvarez an “Imbecile”

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The former renegade soldier turned Bureau of Customs head, Commissioner Nicanor “Nic” Faeldon defended his chief executive assistant Atty. Mandy Mercado Anderson after her controversial post wherein she called Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez an “imbecile” in a Facebook post.

According to Commissioner Faeldon, the Bar Topnotcher Atty. Mercado Anderson will stay at her post, despite some advice from the congressmen for him to weigh whether or not his chief executive assistant was worth keeping.

In an interview with Interaksyon, Commissioner Faeldon was quoted as saying “President Rodrigo Duterte himself asked me to reform this bureau and I believe, hiring skilled and competent employees who have the highest moral decency and integrity is vital in this transformation,” Faeldon said.

The BOC Chief also added that Atty. Mandy Mercado Anderson fit the bill perfectly, so he could not allow the incident to be the basis for letting go of her.

Commissioner Faeldon was quoted as saying “I will let Atty. Anderson remain in the Bureau as we need more people like her whose character is untainted with politics and corruption,” he stated.

Nonetheless, he stressed that Anderson’s comment – for which she apologized to the House panel conducting the hearing on Customs’ performance – was her personal opinion, and did not reflect the position of the BOC.

The issue started when Atty. Anderson posted the following statement on Facebook:

Source: InterAksyon

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