PNP Ghost Retirees
Police in the Philippines has been on the seat of controversies nowadays; from police brutality into police/military hazing into AFP’s alleged graft and corruption, now recently, the Philippine National Police (PNP) have discovered so-called ghost retirees in their department that receives retiree pensions which consequently drain the police department of 1 billion funds due to it, according to the report.
According to PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz, there are 2,150 pensioners that claimed to be spouses of a deceased police men and women which he found dubious and could be part of an inside syndicate activity within the department.
Yes, the PNP have recently found that the pensioners uploaded on their database were fake pensioners which were uploaded by a dismissed PNP policeman Marlon Reyes which the PNP police are now on full alert on hunting this dismissed PNP policeman.
Senior Supt. Rufino Manere, PRBS director, said that Marlon Reyes was able to encode fake entries on their database when Marlon Reyes was assigned then to the Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM) before he was dismissed on service in 2008.
They have tracked his handwriting on 530 suspected falsified index card records of pensioner’s accounts on their database and have already deleted 1,000 fake entries encoded on their database.
Marlon Reyes alleged fake PNP pensioners syndicate was discovered last July 20, 2011 when 30 women were caught having a fake pensioner’s ID while claiming a pension checks.