Indian accused of allegedly duping 26 Cebuanos over overseas work

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An Indian national is now facing criminal complaints over illegal recruitment and estafa.  The National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) filed cases against a certain Harjot Singh, alias James Jeiz, for…

LEGAL BYTES: Absence of receipts in illegal recruitment case

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 05/31/2022

The absence of receipts issued by the accused in an illegal recruitment case is not fatal to their conviction if the prosecution establishes, through credible evidence, that the accused has engaged in illegal  recruitment. The Supreme Court…

Couple arrested for estafa, carnapping in Cebu City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The police are urging the public to visit the Cebu Police Provincial Office in Sudlon, Barangay Lahug. to lodge a formal complaint if they have been victimized by a couple from Manila who…

More victims of alleged Fernandez Swindling Group show up at Talisay City Police

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines –More victims of the alleged notorious Fernandez Swindling Group have appeared at the Talisay Police Station after a couple was arrested by authorities last April 15, in Barangay Binongkalan, Catmon town in northern Cebu.…

Dalogdog: Follow proper procedure in processing docs to avoid being victimized by scammers

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –In processing documents such as renewal of visas, the public must follow the proper procedure rather than entrusting this to strangers for supposed to be hassle-free transactions which may turn out to be more…

Woman on wedding coordinator accused of ‘scamming’ Minglanilla couple: He aIso duped me

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/23/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Another woman was allegedly a victim of a wedding coordinator accused of scamming a couple in Minglanilla town. Junelyn Canoy from Sta. Cruz in Barangay Jagobiao, Mandaue City said she was also a…

Other victims urged to come forward, press charges against Pastor Billy

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) is asking the other victims of Pastor Billy to visit their office and press charges against him. Bernardo Albarando, who is referred to as…

‘Pastor’ jailed for large scale illegal recruitment, estafa

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A 53-year-old man who claims to be a ‘pastor’ of a religious congregation was arrested for large scale illegal recruitment and estafa during an entrapment operation last June 10 in a mall in…

Dermatologist posts bail for Estafa case

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 51-year-old licensed aesthetic dermatologist is set to be released after posting bail on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Police Lieutenant Colonel Randy Caballes, chief of the Cebu City Police Office Intelligence Unit, identified…

Lapu businesswoman nabbed for illegal recruitment and estafa

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 02/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Agents from the Anti-Kidnapping Group-Visayas Field Unit (AKG-VSU)-7 and the Lapu-Lapu City Police, on Wednesday, February 3, arrested a businesswoman based in Lapu-Lapu City for alleged illegal recruitment and estafa. Police served the…

Woman with 8 warrants of arrest for estafa, nabbed in Talisay

Alven Marie Timtim and Paul Lauro 11/03/2020

SANTA CATALINA, Negros Oriental — A 43-year-old woman with eight warrants of arrest for estafa was arrested by personnel from the Regional Intelligence Division of Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (RID-PRO-7). Liezel Hilari Quilongquilong of Barangay…

Woman, who served time for estafa, back in jail for drugs

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 57-year-old woman, who served time in jail for estafa, will be back behind bars after she was caught with an estimated P2.7 million worth of suspected shabu during an anti-illegal drug operation…

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