TAMPER

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez believes there was a deliberate attempt to tamper evidence gathered in the raid of the Bureau of Customs in Valenzuela that caught billions of pesos worth of shabu.

ambushed by reporters outside the investigation of the Committee on Dangerous Drugs, Alvarez said, “makita natin na merong huli na drugs pero dahil doon sa ginawa nila as a lawyer napakasimple po niyan they contaminated the evidence. ibig sabihin di na natin magagamit yung ebidensiya para iprosecute  kung sino man yung kay kasalanan looks like for me intentionally it was done wala po tayong ibang conclusion na pwede gawin doon eh kayo siguro  kung ianalyze niyo mga pangyayari ngayon kinatatakot ko dito it look like di lang yun ang container na lumabas na pinalusot ng customs with the consignee marami po marami po at itong imbestigasyon na ito malalim “

Alvarez believes there is now a deliberate attempt to divert public attention from this issue by raising other matters, an apparent reference to his facebook spat with the chief of staff of Customs Commissionner Nicanor Faeldon Mandy Anderson. “ito they are trying to divert the issue using the narco prs ito ay ginagamit ng mga drug lords upangs a ganun ay mabulabog yung mga totoong issues talagang dinadivert nila ako di ako suamsagot nung mga binatos a akin na insigifncant issues in due time sasagutin ko yun  at malalaman niyo katotohanan  Yung mga ibibinabato sa akin na insignificant issues, in due time, sasagutin ko yun at malalaman ninyo yung katotohanan.”

Alvarez doesnt see any need to talk to Anderson, who called Alvarez an imbecile after he supposedly tried to lobby for the promotion of an unqualified customs official.

“ Ah hindi naman po kailangan eh…Kasi lalabas at lalabas din yun kung sino talaga yung imbecile, lalabas yun. At saka bale wala sa akin yun. Alam mo this is a free country, you can call anybody kung anong pangalan. Kung anong tawag, kung yun ang gusto mong itawag sa kanya, go ahead this is a free country. Yung sa akin lamang ay mas concerned ako dito sa mga legitimate issues na kung saan kailangan talagang tutukan natin, dahil yung ating Pangulo ay hirap na hirap na para i-address itong problema natin sa droga. At eto tayo ngayon tons of shabu ay pinalusot ng Bureau of Customs. At kung hindi pa tayo nag-iimbistiga ay maaaling isailalim na lang ito sa rug.”

Alvarez joined calls for Faeldon to resign. “ Well, I support the call of resignation na sinabi kanina ni Chairman Ace Barbers dahil po kung ako ang nasa posisyon na iyon ay talaga namang kung meron pa akong konting hiya na natitira ay talagang magreresign ako. Grossly incompetent. Hindi lang po incompetent.”

Addressing media after Alvarez, faeldon was unperturbed. “that doesnt affect me because i can show you how we have performed  and theres figures comparison to what had happened for 6 years and what we had done today for 1 year theres a huge difference in the performance i never pretended to know anything the only thing i know is to say no thats why ive said no to a lot of them”