Never mix business with pleasure — particularly when your business is being a maritime law enforcement officer.
A member of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) was sacked today after he was caught on video picking up prostitutes at a bar in Quezon City using a government-issued vehicle, CNN Philippines reports.
Seaman Second Abulhair Turabrin could have risen high up the ranks if he hadn’t tried to get down and dirty using the state-owned car to pursue his, uhh, hobby outside office hours, a violation of the rules governing officers in uniform. Turabin was caught on video doing the deed on Dec. 20, and put on suspension shortly after, the Philippine Star reports.
“Upon review and evaluation of the case, Turabin has been found guilty of utilizing a government vehicle for personal matters and outside office hours, which is against the rules and regulations of the uniformed armed service and other public servants,” PCG spokesman Capt. Armand Ballo said.
“PCG orders the immediate discharge from service of Turabin for failure to uphold the oath of fully obeying the orders of officers appointed over him.”
“The PCG does not, in any way, tolerate such offense, and hereby urges all men and women of the service to consider this case as a lesson to exercise morality in action at all times,” he added.
Before he was kicked out, Turabin worked for the PCG’s Logistics Command, Pilipino Star Ngayon reports.
Prostitution is illegal in the Philippines, but prostitutes are seldom prosecuted by the authorities, who prefer to focus on nabbing johns instead.
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