Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II stated the three personnel he fired had been discovered to have used faux paperwork and solid the signature of considered one of his undersecretaries in attempting to facilitate the visas of Chinese nationals.
Aguirre stated the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) found this in the course of the investigation of fired DOJ personnel Cyrus Morota, Abvic Ryan Maghirang and Shigred Erigbuagas, all of whom had been beneath Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes.
“During the course of the investigation by the agents of the NBI, it was determined that a spurious letter containing the forged signature of Usec. Balmes with a fake stamp as received marking of the Office of the Commissioner, Bureau of Immigration dated December 18, 2017 was presented by the perpetrators to the Chinese nationals as proof that their respective quota visa applications have been filed,” he stated.
The Secretary famous the prison act started someday in September 2017 however was solely reported to Balmes on February 1.
During questioning, Aguirre stated “the three confessed to their involvement in the purported processing of the quota visas six (2) Chinese nationals for large sums of money.”
“However, the perpetrators confessed that no applications for the quota visas were filed nor processed,” Aguirre famous.