CSC probes NCCA exec for alleged fake eligibility

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DAVAO CITY — The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is investigating National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) executive director Rico Pableo Jr. for allegedly presenting fake eligibility documents , which led to his appointment.

This developed as President Rodrigo Duterte reportedly appointed Al Ryan Alejandre, a former Davao City Councilor to replace Pableo.

Pableo Jr., used to work at the Davao City Treasurer’s Office, where he occupied a plantilla position, until he was appointed to the NCAA in March 2017.

But recent inquiry by the NCCA before the CSC about the authenticity of Pableo’s eligibility triggered a controversy, as the later found out that they do not have the record showing that Pabelo passed the eligibility exam as he claimed.

On July 17, CSC Metro Manila director Judith Chicano in a letter addressed to NCCA chair and National Artist Virgilio Almario stated “Based on records, Pableo appears to have represented to have taken and passed the Career Service Professional Examination (CSPE) on April 3, 2003, in the Civil Service Commission Regional Office No. XI, Davao City,”

But upon verification, Chicano said Pableo’s name was not on the official list of CSPE passers for 2003.

Pableo himself requested the authentication of his civil service eligibility at the Integrated Records Management Office, CSC Central Office, the same found no name of Pableo in the list of examination passers.

The CSC also found out that the certificate which Pableo presented for authentication “Bears a different code assigned by the commission for those who officially took and passed the CSPE on April 3, 2003, at CSC RO XI,” Chicano said in the letter.

Chicano then said that since Pableo’s certificate “appears to be spurious,” the CSC-NCR has considered the case subject for investigation.

If the CSC finds that Pableo falsified his document, he will be charged for serious dishonesty and falsification of official documents.

.Pableo receives a minimum of P137,195 monthly salary being the executive director III.

CSC Commissioner Aileen Lizada said that faking eligibility is “a very grave offense” and may result in dismissal from the service with perpetual disqualification from public office and forfeiture of benefits.

NewsLine.ph sent a message to Pableo to get his side on the issue but to no avail until this publication.-Editha Z. Caduaya/NewsLine.ph

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