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Dumaguete City, Philippines Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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Cops with fake documents
to be investigated: Marquez

The Philippine National Police assured the investigation on police officers, who used falsified documents in their application to the service.

PNP chief, Director General Ricardo Marquez, made the statement yesterday following reports that 21 police officers in Region 3 submitted a fake Civil Service Eligibility certificate.

“We saw it on the region and we've learned on this oversight. To make sure that it will not happen again, I instructed the Directorate for Personnel and Records Management to cascade what happened,” Marquez told reporters at Camp Crame.

“There is a continuing effort to make sure that our people are fit for the service,” he added.

Marquez warned that any officer who will be proven guilty of the offense can be sued for perjury and falsification of documents that could lead to criminal prosecution and dismissal from service.

Also, violators are set to face administrative charges and criminal prosecution.

This serves as a stern warning to applicants, adding that the Recruitment Board will implement a rigid screening process in its hiring, he added.

“For those who plan to submit falsified records, don't ever attempt it because they will definitely be caught and persecuted,” Marquez warned.

Meanwhile, 121 police chief inspectors were promoted to the next higher rank during a simultaneous mass oath-taking and pinning of ranks yesterday at the PNP national headquarters, police offices, and units.

Of the 146 applicants, 121 have passed the examination and interviews for the 2016 Police Superintendent Continuous Promotion Program, and were found qualified for promotion effective February 18.

“Lead to walk the talk. When you say walk the talk, show them how to do these things; be there ahead of everybody, be on the ground, and lead the people. That's the leadership demand these days,” Marquez said.

Promotion worksheets and resolutions submitted by the various promotion committees were assessed and the Board concurs with the recommendations of the Police Superintendent Promotion Board for the promotion of the 121 PCIs.*PNA


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