Bogus engineer jailed

A 37-year-old man is facing criminal charge before the City Prosecution Office for posing as an engineer.

Norudin Uyag Mumbas, resident of FFJJ Construction Norte Dame Village in Cotabato City, was sued for falsification of public documents in relation to illegal practice of civil engineering.

Mumbas is charged based on the complaint filed by lawyer May Suzanne N. Puentespina-Ciudadano of Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Davao.

He is now temporarily detained in Sta. Ana Police Precinct while waiting for Prosecutor Rizalyn Gonzales-Pontanos is resolving his case.

According to the affidavit of Puentespina-Ciudadano, Mumbas went to their office on Monday afternoon to renew his professional identification card as civil engineer with license no. 0129563 and registration date of Nov. 19, 2013.

However, the records of their Licensure Examination and Registration System, the license no. belongs to Calvin Joseph Cruz Gerona with registration date of Dec. 3, 2013.

Mumbas was arrested after Puentespina-Ciudadano discovered that his certification of rating showed that he got failed rating of 34.60% in the licensure examination for civil engineers in May 2013.

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