Camp Salipada K Pendatun, Parang, Maguindanao - In adherence to CPNP, Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar's orders on disqualification and filing of appropriate cases against police applicants who deliberately submitted fake RT-PCR result in the ongoing PNP recruitment process in PRO BAR, Four (4) applicants and two civilian cohorts identified as Jalal Adiong and Abdullah Oga were criminally charged and referred before the Maguindanao Provincial Prosecutor Office for Falsification of Public Documents and violation of Republic Act No.11332 on June 9, 2021.
Based on the investigation conducted by CIDG BAR, IMEG Mindanao, and RIDMD PRO BAR, there were sixty-six (66) PNP applicants submitted questionable RT-PCR Results. However, upon verification and investigation, four (4) out of the 66 applicants submitted RT-PCR results had been found fake and spurious.
Three (3) of the identified suspects are now arrested and under the custodial facility of CIDG PRO BAR but one of them who was positive for COVID-19 was placed under quarantine in Parang District Hospital Quarantine Facility in Parang, Maguindanao.
Further investigation conducted disclosed that four involved applicants did not indeed undergo swab test but still submitted the fake document. They availed fake RT-PCR result with their identified civilian cohorts. On the other hand, some of the applicants were subjected to swab test but unaware that the RT-PCR results they submitted were fake.
The aggressive reform in the PNP Recruitment System is a long-term internal cleansing measure initiated by Police General Eleazar under the Intensified Cleanliness Policy when he assumed the top post on May 8 this year in a move to demolish the culture of corruption and padrino system in the PNP recruitment system.
The Chief PNP said the anomalous recruitment system is one of the major roots of the culture of abuse and wrongdoings among the few members of the PNP who entered the police service in irregular ways.
“Our recruitment process under CORES (Comprehensive Online Recruitment Encrypting System) works on a concept of honesty, integrity, and trust on the system. If you cannot respect our recruitment process, then you have no place in our organization,” said Police General Eleazar.
“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. 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. The CORES uses a QR Code System for all PNP applicants to ensure that the entry of those who want to be policemen would be purely based on qualifications. More than 17,000 policemen will be recruited this year.
Meanwhile, PRO BAR adheres to CPNP, Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar's directives to fight off the Padrino system and irregularities on the PNP recruitment process. PRO BAR is determined to bring into the bar of justice or to punish any person who found committing irregularities in relation to PNP recruitment in Police Regional Office of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.