DoJ recommends filing of criminal case vs PRC exec



MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Justice (DoJ) on Monday recommended before the Ombudsman the filing of a criminal case against Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Commissioner Alfredo Po.

In an inquest resolution approved by Prosecutor General Claro Arellano, the DoJ recommended the filing of robbery, direct bribery and violation of the Anti-Graft Law charges against Po.

Po was arrested last week at his office in Manila by members of the National Bureau of Investigation in an entrapment operation for demanding P394,000 as his commission for the rentals being paid by PRC for a leased building. He refused to answer the allegation of extortion against him.

During the entrapment operation by the NBI’s Counter-terrorism Unit on Dec. 5, Po allegedly received marked money inside his PRC office.

Based on the affidavit-complaint of Atty. Ernesto Delos Santos, Po demanded for a monthly “commission” of P42,800 for the lease of Delos Santos’ CTLL Bldg. in Baguio City to the PRC. After allegedly having received a total of P126,000 from Delos Santos, Po allegedly asked for a one-time P394,000 “broker’s commission.”

“In this case, respondent Po clearly accepted the money as a consideration for the performance of his official functions as a commissioner of the PRC… respondent Po used his authority over complainant Delos Santos to ‘extort’ money from the latter.

“The use of the respondent’s position as commissioner of the PRC can be deemed as a use of intimidation in order to gain from the complainant,” the resolution stated.

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  • MonMayuga

    This Alfredo Po is obviously incorrigible. He does not know how to tread the straight path. He continues to walk the crooked road. The DOJ should employ all the available means to try this case an send him to jail when found guilty plus the additional penalty of confiscating part of his wealth that are found beyond his legal means to earn them.

    And he should not be allowed to hold any government position again.

  • diamond_digger

    The likes of ‘Lolong’, the crocodile captured last year, should be placed in a cage. That is where crocs should stay. 

  • beerhunters

    job title is very appropriate-“Commissioner”, he really demands commission that’s why he’s a commissioner. he he he he

  • $26606290

    Paano na pamilya’t mga anak mo Po,  kung meron man?  
    Mukhang mahihiyang lumabas ng bahay ngayon nyan. 

    Si Delos Santos? Bribing a public official? Lusot na? Hirap kasi sa atin kung dimaapakan di pipiyok.
    Tulad mo rin ba silang walanghiya?

  • Jon

    Si Rico Puno bakit di man lang nakasuhan?
    Pinilipi ba kung sino lang ang makakaharap ng hustisya sa administrasyong ito?

    • disqusted0fu

      apparently so. it has been clear in this administration that if you are a kkk, all your actions are justifiable and will just be forgotten over time. Puno, De Lima, Sereno and Padaca are a few examples. feel free to add more.

  • dxdaistar

    mahina yata si deLima. Libreng-libre na naman si Alfredo Po na pumapasok sa PRC. ni hindi man lang na-suspinde? Bata ni Cory, GMA, FG, at ni Pnoy si Po kaya mahirap tanggalin daw iyan…ipakulong pa? Calling DOJ Sec and the NBI…make your case very strong!

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