PCG sacks seaman for using gov’t car to pick up prostitutes

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Thursday confirmed that it sacked one of its employees after he was caught on video using the government vehicle issued to his supervisor to pick up prostitutes along a videoke bar in Quezon City.

PCG Commandant Admiral Joel Garcia confirmed the dismissal from service of Seaman Second Abulhair Turabin due to the incident recorded on December 20, 2019.

The said seaman’s mother unit, the PCG – Logistics Command, recommended his discharge of service two weeks ago.

“After the receipt of complaint, Turabin was immediately placed under preventive suspension pending investigation of the case,” read the Coast Guard’s release.

“Upon review and evaluation of the case, PCG Spokesperson Captain Armand A Balilo said Turabin has been found guilty of utilizing a government vehicle for personal matters and outside office hours which is against the rules and regulations of the uniformed armed service and other public servants.”

The PCG then ordered the immediate termination of Turabin for “failure to uphold the oath of fully obeying the orders of officers appointed over him.”

PCG Commandant Garica said that the Coast Guard “does not, in any way, tolerate such offense and hereby urges all men and women of the service to consider this case as a lesson to exercise morality in action at all times.”

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