The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) with Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) and Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP) warned the public on fake e-mail addresses spreading online deceiving contractors to attend fictitious trainings and seminars.
DTI, PCAB and CIAP found email addresses such as firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com illegally circulating application forms for trainings/seminars that allegedly are part of the contractors’ requirements in applying for re-certification, licensing and accreditation.
In a statement, PCAB denies issuance of Board Resolution No. 434, Series of 2017 issued on January 18, 2017 requiring the mandatory Five-day Seminar Course for Standardization of Management and Completion of ISO 9001-2015 as a pre-requisite for filing a new contractor’s license.
The said government agencies also disowned the personality of Rosario Dionico who claimed as the Officer-In-Charge of CIAP—instead of the officials of CIAP and PCAB in the person of Atty. Ruth B. Castelo, Undersecretary for CIAP and Atty. Alejandria G. Gomez, Acting Executive Director of PCAB.
DTI then advised contractors to be cautious and verify from the PCAB or CIAP before complying any application requirements presented and advertised in the internet. (Sunshine Dayagbil, DTI-Bukidnon/RLRB, PIA Bukidnon)