More stalls producing fake documents: NBI

There are more stalls at a mall in Bacolod City producing fake government documents and identification cards, a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) official said on Tuesday, February 6.

NBI agents apprehended Jamoun Oliveros for producing a fake business permit at a stall at Bargain Square Mall in downtown Bacolod on Saturday, and filed a complaint against him before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office for falsification public documents.

His bail was set at P36,000.

Oliveros admitted that there are about four to five other stalls in the area engaged in the production of fake documents, NBI Bacolod executive officer Jose Gabriel Jr. said.

He also told the NBI that he has regularly seen Bacolod City government employees in the area.

They call the area the Recto of Bacolod, Gabriel said.

Recto Avenue in Sta. Cruz, Manila, is an area known for the rampant falsification of public documents.

Gabriel advised businessmen to assign their trusted personnel to process their applications for business permits to ensure that they are not holders of fake ones.

They can also ensure that their document is authentic by scanning its QR code, he added.

If a businessman is a holder of fake government document he will also be criminally liable, Gabriel warned.*

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