More Than 1,000 Unqualified Pensioners Identified By PNP
PNP – Over 1,000 unqualified pensioners who have been receiving pension fund were identified and will be filed charges against by the Philippine National Police
This was a statement by PNP Chief Archie Gamboa, who added that they have been identified in the nationwide accounting of the police organization’s pensioners, according to SunStar.
“and we will immediately purge the list to clean the records once and for all,”
Gambnoa added that the national police will make all legal means to recover all pension funds that were paid to unqualified pensioners.
The police’s Retirement Benefits Service acting Director Arthur Bisnar said that 1,027 pensioners were found to be no longer eligible based on grounds that are stipulated under the order of the Police Retirement Benefits Administration Service (PRBS).
The over a thousand ineligible claimants were found via verification conducted by the pensioner track-care teams from the Police Regional Offices (PRO).
The national police has been deploying pensioner track-care teams from the PROs in order to locate the identified claimants rather than asking them to present themselves before the PRBS for accounting. This is due to the protocol implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Based on the report, Gamboa earlier ordered regional directors to spearhead the nationwide cleansing of pensioners list.
This followed after a report from the Commission on Audit (COA) that the government is losing millions of money via the Retirement and Benefits Administration Services to pay out ineligible, unqualified and fake claimants.
The track-care teams were tasked to comply with the community quarantine guidelines and protocols since among the said pensioners were those who are classified under vulnerable age groups that were identified by the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases.
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