Beware of solicitations for cash in alternate for nominations to be appointed as “OIC Barangay Chairman” – it’s a scam, the Department of Interior and Local Government mentioned.
DILG OIC Catalino Cuy mentioned he has acquired experiences that some individuals are going round barangays to ask for names of attainable appointees to be positioned as OIC of the barangay.
“The Department denies link or connection with any of these organizations or groups of people. We are still awaiting further instructions and developments about the 2017 Barangay Elections, so we encourage the public to report such illegal activities to the DILG,” he mentioned (https://www.dilg.gov.ph/information/DILG-warns-public-vs-scammers-soliciting-nominations-for-barangay-OIC-post/NC-2017-1147).
He added folks ought to ignore textual content messages asking for cash or different favors in alternate for appointment to authorities positions.
The public can report scammers to Senior Superintendent Marlon Ganzon, Senior Police Assistant to the DILG secretary, at Camp Crame by way of:
– workplace (02) 722 8116
– PNP trunkline (02)723 0401 native 3421 or 3381
– native DILG Officers
Other experiences the DILG acquired point out some entities are organizing so-called “oath-taking ceremonies” for aspiring barangay officers in some provinces.
Inductions and appointments as barangay officers would require a price of P1,000 every.
Cuy mentioned it’s higher to attend for Congress’ remaining choice on whether or not the barangay elections this October will probably be postponed or shelved.
Also, he careworn the DILG doesn’t sanction or endorse any solicitation concerning appointments to authorities posts.