PCG OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE EXTORTION CASE OF ENSIGN ALLISON TINDOG
The Philippine Coast Guard values the importance of integrity, professionalism and good reputation in the performance of our duties as we support the President’s fight against graft and corruption. As civil servants and public officials, the unethical use of a public service position for personal advantage is regarded as a serious breach of duty.
Thus, we do not tolerate the alleged extortion of Ensign Allison R. Tindog, Operations Officer of Coast Guard District Palawan.
Ensign Tindog was arrested in an entrapment operation conducted by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Puerto Princesa City on Tuesday, 19 February 2019, following the complaint filed by businessmen Dirk and Jessica Haring.
The couple claimed that Ensign Tindog extorted from them twice in the amounts of PhP80,000 and PhP50,000 for incomplete documents for the yacht they own.
The PCG is conducting proper and thorough administrative investigation and at present, said officer is placed under preventive suspension immediately while under custody of the NBI.