Civil Service commission found eligibility ‘impersonators’

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Monday, October 29, 2012

THE Civil Service Commission–Cordillera found an increasing number of impersonations during eligibility examinations.

CSC–CAR Hearing officer Emily Balungay said her agency is checking the eligibilities of the passers. She said 15 government employees were found guilty of impersonation in the region while there are around 50 pending cases.

Balungay added most of those guilty employees are teachers from Kalinga, who appealed to the central office of the commission but most of the appeals were denied. These employees were dismissed from their respective institutions.


Balungay said most of the passers who get impersonators are takers who have failed in the exam several times.

She said they usually detect an impersonation through verification of eligibility conducted before the approval of eligibility appointment, and through complaints from concern citizens.

She added that they also encountered cases of twin sisters and brothers faking their eligibility.

She called on the public not to fake their eligibility or they will suffer the following: dismissal from work for government employees; jail term for private employees; cancellation of eligibility; forfeiture of retirement benefits; and permanent ban to work with government agencies for government employees. She added that impersonators and users will be equally charged.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 30, 2012.

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