Camp Olivas, Pampanga—Twenty-one policemen, including 10 officers, have been relieved from the service after their civil service eligibility were found fraudulent.
Police Supt. Rudy G. Lacadin, police director for Region III, said 10 of the 20 cops immediately resigned; 10 others underwent pre-charge evaluation while one went on absence without leave.
Lacadin said that identities of the policemen were temporarily withheld pending further investigation, but said they came mostly from Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, and Olongapo City.
Lacadin said the policemen had been submitting their fraudulent eligibility documents since 2010.
He said he had ordered the more stringent processing of documents from new applicants.
Lacadin added he would continue to rid the region of bad eggs to restore public confidence in the Region III police force.