Man posing as presidential task force official arrested in Laguna

Published April 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Jeffrey Damicog

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested on Thursday, April 16, a man posing as an official of the Office of the President and selling bogus government identification cards.

Marvic Quisol Cuna was arrested by agents of the NBI’s Laguna District Office (NBI-LAGDO) during an entrapment operation in Biñan, Laguna, NBI Director Eric Distor said. He Cuna was immediately presented for inquest before the City Prosecutor’s Office of Biñan City.

NBI-LAGDO Chief Daniel Daganzo said the operation was conducted with the Philippine National Police (PNP) after receiving information about the illegal activities of the suspect.

Based on the information, Daganzo said Cuna has been introducing himself as chairman of the Biñan, Laguna, chapter of the non-existent Presidential Task Force on Moral Recovery.

Aside from this, Cuna has been allegedly selling identification cards for P1,500 to P2,000 to those who want to become a member of the bogus task force.

“The said activity must not go unnoticed considering that the integrity of the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines is at stake,” Daganzo said.

Following the information, the NBI-LAGDO hatched an entrapment operation that lured the suspect to meet with agents acting as poseur-buyers interested in purchasing IDs for the bogus task force.

Cuna was apprehended shortly after receiving the payment for the IDs at Land Transportation Office (LTO) branch in Biñan.

Authorities seized from the suspect identifications cards which bore the seal of the Philippines and signature of President Duterte.