City officials will file charges against a fixer who was arrested by personnel of the Public Order and Safety Office (Poso) at the Bacolod Government Center (BGC) Friday.
Executive Assistant Celestino Guara, cluster head on peace and order and police matters, identified the suspect as Jonathan Navarro of Bacolod City.
He said he is waiting for a go-signal from City Administrator John Orola, chairman of anti-red tape team, to file charges for violation of Republic Act 9485 or Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007 against the suspect.
On Friday morning, an employee of the Office of the Building Official (OBO) informed the Poso guards that Navarro was processing business permits of some businessmen and asking for payment.
Guara said Navarro introduced himself as a casual employee assigned at Burgos public market, but after the verification his name was not included in the list of job order employees.
They recovered from Navarro’s possession several documents.
Guara said Navarro was placed under surveillance for three days before his arrest.
He further said that they will intensify monitoring to eliminate the fixers at BGC, adding that they will also investigate the OBO to determine how Navarro managed to penetrate the office.