Polygraph Dragnet at Philippine City Hall

In an article titled “NBI continues probe over lost receipts” Danilo A. Reyes reports on the Philippine website Sun.Star about a polygraph dragnet at General Santos city hall. Excerpt:

GENERAL SANTOS — Two polygraph examiners from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will conduct lie detector tests on City Hall employees as investigation over the loss of government receipts continues.

The Manila-based polygraph experts were earlier requested by NBI investigator Dominique Cerro.

The NBI office here was informed of the polygraph examiner’s arrival through a fax message they received the other day. In the said message, the team wanted those who will be subject for a test to be presented by Monday.

The NBI expects to complete the test in three days.

Lawyer Boye Mama, NBI Socsksargen chief, said some employees from the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) would undergo the polygraph test.

Mama…said they would subpoena employees who will refuse to undergo the lie detector test and require them to explain the grounds of their refusal.

“The unofficial result (of polygraph test) will be sufficient,” Lawyer Mama told Sun.Star yesterday.

He, however, admitted that the results of the test are inadmissible as evidences in court.

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