Coast guard officer sacked for using government vehicle to pick up prostitutes

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A Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel was sacked for allegedly using a government service vehicle to pick up prostitutes at a bar in Quezon City in December 2019.

PCG Spokesman Capt Armand Balilo a man like SN2 Abulhair S. Turabin has no place in their agency. Turabin was assigned in Real Estate Management Office-Logistic Command, who committed a grave misconduct offense.

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Turabin was initially subjected to a two-month preventive suspension when he was investigated for allegedly picking up two women from a bar and bringing them to a house in Quezon City using a PCG marked vehicle, which was captured on video.

He was also able to explain his side on the incident, but “he could not deny what he did because he was caught on video.”

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Coast guard sacked for using government vehicle to pick up prostitutes

The service vehicle was issued to Turabin’s immediate supervisor, who had no idea about the former’s activities.

“Hindi niya alam, hinatid siya sa office tapos ginamit ang sasakyan. Wala namang pananagutan ang boss dun. Red Plate yun. Kanina affirmed na ni commandant na dismissed siya,” Captain  Balilo said.

(His boss did not know, he was brought to his office using the vehicle. His supervisor is not liable for anything. That’s a red plate. The commandant had previously affirmed that he Turabin had been dismissed.)

Balilo said Turabin’s dismissal should serve as a warning to other PCG personnel.

It should serve as a lesson, anything like that violations that would tint the name of the PCG and public service would not be tolerated,” Balilo said.

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