Polygraph test to weed out PBA info leaker
THE ENTIRE staff of the PBA’s Office of the Commissioner will undergo a lie detector test starting next week to determine who among them leaked confidential scholastic records of a controversial league executive to the media.
Several members of the staff went to the National Bureau of Investigation offices on Monday and Tuesday to sign consent forms for the polygraph test.
The league is trying to identify the employee who handed the scholastic records of the league’s marketing manager, Rhose Montreal, to a reporter who then exposed them as fraudulent.
Montreal allegedly claimed she graduated from University of the Philippines. She resigned over the controversy and lost substantial retirement benefits but was later rehired by the PBA for her “exemplary performance.”
The order to undergo a polygraph test has reportedly rankled some of the league’s rank-and-file.
The fake school records were obtained by spin.ph’s Snow Badua, the same reporter whom the league had earlier banned from the PBA media room because of what Narvasa said were Badua’s “below-the-belt and unsubstantiated tweets” on social media.
The league board, headed by San Miguel Beer representative Robert Non, accepted Montreal’s resignation last month but the league rehired her two weeks later.
In defending its action, the board said Montreal was accepted on the basis of her new application as “an undergraduate” and for “humanitarian reasons because of her exemplary performance in her first nine years (as marketing head).”
Non said the controversial executive would be “starting from scratch, and would need to prove herself as a probationary employee in her first six months.”
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