54 still under investigation
(Eagle News) — Philippine National Police chief Guillermo Eleazar has ordered the filing of charges against police applicants who deliberately submitted fake RT-PCR test results as a requirement to the ongoing police recruitment in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.
Eleazar also ordered the immediate disqualification of three of the 66 applicants for the deed so far.
Of the 66, 54 are still undergoing investigation.
All are from Lanao del Sur.
According to the PNP, some applicants admitted they did not undergo a swab test but went ahead and submitted the fake document, which cost them P500 each.
The PNP said some, on the other hand, were subjected to a swab test but were unaware that the RT-PCR results they submitted were fake.
Eleazar said those who were unaware about the fake test results were advised to undergo another swab test and submit the results as soon as possible.
He has directed the PNP-Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG) to find those involved in producing and selling of fake RT-PCR test results in the region, including the personnel of the medical facility which issued the fake RT-PCR results and the signatories in the falsified document.
Eleazar said his instruction was to charge and arrest them all “para hindi na makapang-loko pa (so they can no longer do what they’re doing).”
“Magsilbi sanang aral ito sa iba pang mga aplikante at sa mga susunod na mag-a-apply sa PNP na gawin ang tama at sumunod sa proseso (May this serve as a lesson to the applicants and to the others who wish to apply to be part of the PNP to follow the proper process). Through this QR Code System in our recruitment process, we will make sure that we will recruit only the best for the PNP,” the PNP Chief added.