Fake Cedula or Community Tax Certificate sold in NBI?



The modus operandi of selling fake cedula or community tax

certificate was discovered by the Manila Police District.


The act of selling fake cedula is being done even in front of

government offices such as the NBI and the PRC.


The local government of Manila said that this fake cedula is

being sold for (P50) fifty pesos each which is a big loss to

the city’s income.


The first entrapment operation to catch those who are selling

fake cedula was done at UN Avenue in front of the NBI

headquarters where NBI clearance is issued.


The police officers dressed in civilian attire posed as a

buyer of cedula or community tax certificate.


Once the marked money was received by the seller, the police

officer buyer signaled the members of his team to make the



The supplier of the fake cedula was separately arrested near

the main gate of the National Bureau of Investigation at

Taft Avenue.


A separate buy-bust operation was conducted at Professional

Regulation Commission at Morayta. One of those arrested

pointed the names and whereabouts of the other members of

the group.


According to the Manila City Hall, instead of the City’s

income increasing, the fact is in the opposite because of’

these fake cedulas.


What the buyers do not know is that the local government is

vigilant in verifying the authenticity of the cedula they

present especially those who are applying for the health card.


Falsification of Public Documents and Estafa will be filed

by the Police before the office of the Prosecutor.

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