PRO-6 warns against individuals using Villaflor’s name to solicit

Brigadier General Sidney Villaflor

By Jennifer P. Rendon

The Police Regional Office (PRO)-6 has warned the public against individuals or groups using the name of its commander, Brigadier General Sidney Villaflor, to solicit money.

The posers claimed that Villaflor is asking for financial assistance to fund ongoing projects of the PRO-6 headquarters at Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City.

But there’s not a grain of truth to it, according to Major Mary Grace Borio, PRO-6 spokesperson.

“The ongoing projects within Camp Delgado have allocated funds for them to be completed,” she said.

The warning came on the heels of reports received by Villaflor that his name was being used to solicit from businessmen in the region.

These persons allegedly represented themselves as members and staff of the PRO-6 regional director’s office “in order to collect money and solicit financial assistance to fund the purported projects allegedly supported by Villaflor.”

But Borio stressed that these individuals or groups are not affiliated nor authorized by the Office of the Regional Director.

That’s why, “we advised the public to be cautious and ask for credentials before transacting business – may it be physical, through SMS, phone call, e-mail or any kind of communications with anybody representing themselves as members of ORD or using the name of Brigadier General Villaflor.”

Borio did not name names but claimed they were running after the said persons.

“Brigadier General Villaflor has ordered the arrest of the said person when caught in the act. Charges would also be filed if evidence warrants,” she said.

Borio could not still say, though, how many persons are behind this modus operandi.