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NPO staff to undergo lie test

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The National Bureau of Investigation said on Tuesday that it was considering to conduct lie detector tests on the personalities involved in the alleged anomaly at the National Printing Office in the printing jobs for Social Security System which amounted to P74 million.

NBI-Anti Fraud Division chief lawyer Irvin Garcia said the agency will use all possible means to uncover all the details of the said transaction.

Representatives of  print companies Best Forms Security Printer, owned by Benjamin Yam; Tri-Print Work of Ramil Tamayo and Metro Color Company of Celso Viray,  all of which bidded for printing jobs with the NPO, earlier appeared before the NBI.

NPO officials led by Director Francisco Vales and former Bids and Awards Committee Chairman Sherwin Prose Castaneda were also present during the initial investigation conducted by the NBI.

Representatives of the printing companies and NPO officials reportedly submitted documents with regards to the controversial contract.

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Garcia said that they will also summon other personalities involved in the transaction, including former members of NPO-BAC and officials of SSS.

The NBI Anti-Fraud Division chief assured the public that the agency will file charges against persons who will be found liable. 

Records show that the contract was first awarded to Western Visayas Printing Corp., owned by Raymond Malapayo.

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