April 2, 2024 Alfred P. Dalizon 87 views

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency yesterday debunked the presence of fake PDEA operational documents being circulated online.

Two pictures of documents were posted online; an Authority to Operate and a Pre-Operation Report, both dated March 11, 2012, said PDEA spokesperson Derric Arnold C. Carreon.

According to the official, the PDEA ran a check through its Plans and Operations Reports Management Information System or PORMIS and found that no such operation was logged on said date.

A critical feature of PORMIS is that one cannot insert or tamper with recorded operations. All pre-operation documents are serialized and recorded in this database to ensure the system’s integrity and negate any doubt on the data the system contains, Carreon said

In an age where Artificial Intelligence can generate realistic fake videos, spurious documents and fantastic claims at having ‘insider information’, the public is cautioned to be more careful in believing such fake news, the PDEA chaired by Director General Moro Virgilio M. Lazo said.

The fake PDEA documents were posted in recent vlogs of one Maharlika and shared by other members of the media.