Lapeña no-appear in Senate P11-B shabu test
‘It’s up to him to lessen the doubts of the people,’ says Senator Richard Gordon
Former Customs chief Isidro Lapeña on Tuesday, October 30, skipped the Senate probe into the missing P11-billion shabu (methamphetamine) shipment.
Senator Richard Gordon, chairman of the Senate blue ribbon committee, expressed dismay
over Lapeña’s absence at the hearing – the first to be held after President Rodrigo Duterte moved Lapeña
from the BOC to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.
“Their reason is there was a change of command,” Gordon said of Lapeña’s absence at the hearing.
Lapeña had turned over the BOC to former military chief Rey Guerrero.
“I created an impression that the difference in direction should be possible at some other time. In any case,
Hence, the Senate in the midst of some recreation and we as yet leading a meeting and that ought to regarded by Sid Lapeña,” the congressperson included.
He focused on that Lapeña expected to show up in his board of trustees’ test like never before as it was the main
hearing since Lapeña expelled from te BOC in the midst of open shock over the missing shabu shipment.