Fired prisons bureau chief Nicanor Faeldon. Photo: AP

Duterte exonerates fired prisons chief, as Senate hearing into release of drug offenders continues

  • Despite firing prisons bureau chief Nicanor Faeldon last week, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he is an ‘upright man’
  • Meanwhile a senate hearing has heard details of moneymaking scams involving prison officials, inmates and a senator
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Fired prisons bureau chief Nicanor Faeldon. Photo: AP
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Raissa Robles

Raissa Robles

Raissa Robles has written for the SCMP since 1996. A freelance journalist specialising in politics, international relations, business and Muslim rebellion, she has contributed to Reuters, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Daily Mail, Times of London, Radio Netherlands and Asiaweek. She runs the award-winning investigative and opinion blog, raissarobles.com. Her book, Marcos Martial Law: Never Again, a brief history of the dictatorship won the 2017 National Book Awards for Non-Fiction. Her Twitter handle is @raissawriter.