2 Pinays arrested for ‘falsified’ documents

Published July 8, 2021, 3:21 PM

by Jeffrey Damicog


Two Filipino women have been arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City for presenting “spurious” coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test result and “falsified” travel documents.

NBI Officer-in-Charge Director Eric B. Distor identified the two women as Minerva Olit and Naima Mama who were arrested separately by the NBI’s International Airport Investigation Division (NBI-IAID).

“Subjects Olit and Mama were presented for inquest proceedings before the Office of the City Prosecutor, Pasay City, for violations of Article 172 in relation to Article 171 of the Revised Penal Code and Republic Act No. 8239 (Philippine Passport Act of 1996), and Article 178 of the Revised Penal Code, respectively,” the NBI said in a statement.

The NBI said that Oli was arrested for using falsified COVID-19 report issued by the Chinese General Hospital (CGH). “NBI-IAID verified the authenticity of the COVID-19 report and found out that CGH has no record in the name of Oli,” it said.

“Subject Olit admitted to the NBI-IAID operatives that she had not undergone a COVID-19 test before the CGH,” it added.

In the case of Mama, the NBI said she was found to have “used the birth certificate of her sister to procure her own passport and concealed her true name and real age for her to pass the POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) requirements that those who intend to work in KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) should be at least 23 years old.”

“With these, Mama was placed under arrest for use of fictitious name and concealing her true age,” it added.