Police applicants face dismissal, charges for fake swab test results

The Philippine National Police (PNP) disqualified three aspiring cops after they submitted fake reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results for the recruitment process.

PNP chief PGen. Guillermo Eleazar has also ordered the filing of criminal charges against the applicants, who have been disqualified for dishonesty.

Eleazar said that the national police force will not give a second chance to those who would dare bastardize the recruitment process.

I have already issued an order to delist the names of all the applicants who deliberately submitted fake RT-PCR tests in PRO-BAR ( Police Regional Office- Bangsamoro Autonomous Region),” Eleazar said on Tuesday, June 8, in a statement.

“This order extends to other PROs and PNP units to do the same,” he added.

The PNP chief said on Tuesday, June 8, that the national police force will not give a second chance to those who would dare bastardize the recruitment process.

Eleazar stressed that the PNP will send ‘a very wrong message’ if the organization will allow such actions.

For all we know, kapag nakapasok ang mga ito ay baka ito yung mga pulis na magtatanim lang nang ebidensya dahil ngayon pa nga lang may kalokohan ng ginawa,” he added.

The PNP has cleared nine applicants over the issue, while 54 aspiring police officers still remain under investigation.

PNP said that some applicants admitted that they did not undergo a swab test, and that they paid Php 500 in order to obtain fake RT-PCR test results, which they submitted.

Some police applicants, meanwhile, did undergo a swab test but they did not know that they submitted fake RT-PCR test results.

Ito yung sinasabi natin na dapat salain maigi ang mga papasok sa PNP dahil kung ngayon pa lang na gumawa na sila ng kalokohan, sigurado na magiging sakit ng ulo ito sa PNP kapag naging pulis na ang mga ito,” Eleazar said.

“Para naman dun sa mga aplikante na hindi alam na naloko sila, they were advised to undergo another swab test and submit the result as soon as possible,” he added.

Eleazar initiated reforms in the PNP recruitment system following his appointment as chief of the national police force.

He believes that the anomalies in the recruitment process produces the culture of abuse and wrongdoings among a few members of the PNP who entered the police service in irregular ways.

Eleazar launched the Comprehensive Online Recruitment Encrypting System (CORES) which uses a QR code system to ensure that police applicants would enter the PNP based on their qualifications.

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,” Eleazar said.

Through this QR Code System in our recruitment process, we will make sure that we will recruit only the best for the PNP,” he added.

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