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
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
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.