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Ecija man held for making fake quarantine, travel passes

SAN ANTONIO, Nueva Ecija – Police nabbed a 23-year-old man after he was caught in the act while making fake quarantine documents such as travel pass, letter of intent, medical certificate and travel authority inside a computer shop during this period of modified general community quarantine status, it was learned yesterday.

Michael Angelo De Pano
San Antonio, Nueva Ecija PNP operatives nab computer man, Michael Angelo De Pano (seated), 23, of Bgy. San Francisco, after he was caught allegedly reproducing fake quarantine documents following a tip from a concerned citizen. Photo by Steve A. Gosuico

Police officer-in-charge Major Ador S. Depnag identified the arrested suspect as Michael Angelo De Pano, single, of Bgy. San Francisco.

Depnag said his men, acting on a tip from a concerned citizen raided a computer shop and arrested the suspect, who was caught in flagrante delicto while reproducing fake quarantine documents inside the L&B computer shop in Bgy. San Francisco at 4:30 p.m. Investigation showed the suspect was allegedly making bogus documents such as quarantine travel pass, letter of intent, medical certificate and travel authority all in exchange for a measly sum of P80.

Allegedly being reproduced and made to appear as legit documents by the suspect were those being issued by the municipal government offices, said Depnag.

Also seized were the suspect’s laptop and printer.

“Tauhan lang po siya sa computer shop, wala daw knowledge ang may-ari sa kanyang ginagawa,” Depnag said.

Charges for falsification of documents or violation of Article 172 in relation to Article 171 of the Revised Penal Code and Republic Act 11332 were filed against the arrested suspect before the prosecutor’s office.

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Steve A. Gosuico
Past President, Nueva Ecija Press Club, Inc.