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PRC-Baguio scores with conviction in court of five pseudo-professionals

BAGUIO CITY – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) – Baguio Regional Office scored in its drive against fixers and syndicates with the conviction in court of five fake professionals recently.

In its year-end accomplishment report, the PRC – Baguio Regional Office said five fake professionals – a medical technologist, a criminologist, a civil engineer and two teachers – were sentenced by the courts to prison terms up to four years and nine months with fines for falsification of public documents and one for perjury.

The bogus professionals were caught trying to renew their forged professional ID cards while some submitted documents later found spurious when verified by the Civil Service Commission.

During investigation by the National Bureau of Investigation, some admitted having paid fixers to have their test papers re-checked or reconsidered. After paying the fixers, they received by mail forged professional ID, official report of ratings, and certificate of registration.

The 2015 convictions brings to ten (10) the number of convicted pseudo professionals since PRC Baguio began its campaign against fixers and syndicates.

PRC Regional Director Teofilo Gaius M. Sison, Jr. warned the public against fixers and reiterated the PRC policy that exam results are final — no re-checking or reconsideration — pursuant to PRC Resolution No. 204-223.

He added that employers should verify first with PRC the documents submitted by applicants for employment or promotion. Sison also thanked the Civil Service Commission-CAR and the National Bureau of Investigation-CAR for their full support and cooperation in the campaign against bogus professionals.#