Director General Oscar Albayalde, chief of the Philippine National Police, on Monday vowed that there will be no special treatment for the son and namesake of Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon.
Albayalde said there has been no preferential treatment given to Nicanor Faeldon Jr. since his arrest in a raid in an alleged drug den in Naga City last week.
“He will be given due process and contrary to what other people are saying, there will be no special treatment. Everybody is being treated equally here,” said Albayalde.
The younger Faeldon was collared with four other persons. Faeldon Jr. was reportedly visiting the house of his girlfriend when he was arrested.
While he tested negative in a drug test, the local police still charged Faeldon for maintenance of a drug den. The local police said it is up to the court to decide on the case.
“It is not on the result of the drug test which he is being charged, but he will be given due process,” said Albayalde.
Albayalde said the operation in Naga City is proof that there are not letting up on President Duterte’s order to rid the country of illegal drugs.
“There will be no break on this, on the war on drugs,” said Albayalde. (Aaron Recuenco)