The Philippine National Police (PNP) has filed several charges against three persons allegedly involved in the sale of vaccine/vaccination slots.at the Mandaluyong City Prosecutor’s Office
PNP Chief, Police General Guillermo Eleazar said that Cyle Cedric Soriano Bonifacio, 22 years old, Melvin Polo Gutierrez, 25 years old, and Nina Ellaine Dizon-Cabrera were charged last Monday, June 7, with Estafa under Article 315 of the Revised Penal Code; and violation of Section 21-H of Republic Act 11032 or the Anti-Red Tape Law of 2007 and Section 6 of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.
“Noong nagaalok itong si Bonifacio sa kanyang dating high school classmate, pinangalanan niya si Gutierrez, isang fire at barangay volunteer, na umano’y contact niya para makakuha ng vaccination slot sa Mandaluyong City,” PGen. Eleazar said, citing reports by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and the Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG).
According to the ACG, Cabrera was included in the charge sheet after the investigation showed she offered 50 to 100 vaccination slots in Mandaluyong City.
The offer, the ACG said, showed intent to sell and alleged involvement in the illegal activity.
He said that there may be others involved in the vaccine/vaccination slots-for-sale scheme but assured that the CIDG and the ACG have not stopped their probe on the matter.
He further reminded the public that vaccination is offered for free by the different LGUs and that all they needed to do was to register and wait for their schedule to get vaccinated.
“Wala po tayong dapat na ilabas na pera para sa pagpapabakuna,” the PNP Chief stressed.