The Negros Oriental State University in Dumaguete City yesterday said it recovered several counterfeit P1,000 bills from students as payment for early enrolment and academic screening services.
NORSU president Vicente Don Real said the cashier’s office detected several fake P1,000 bills, and confronted the students, who denied that these came from politicians.
Real appeals to the public to be on the alert, after reports surfaced that huge amount of money will be spent by politicians to buy votes.
When fake bills circulate in a locality, the economy will suffer, especially those small businesses and individuals who have no means of detecting if the bills are fake or not, Real added.
Massive vote-buying is allegedly being resorted to by moneyed candidates to ensure their victory in the May 13 polls.
Reports said a big politician has withdrawn several millions of pesos to buy votes several hours before the election Monday.*JG
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