Saturday, January 8, 2011
Illegal recruiter dupes about 100 Pinoys in Manila
MANILA, Philippines – An illegal recruiter who allegedly duped more than a hundred potential overseas Filipino workers was arrested in Manila on Thursday.
The victims filed large scale estafa and illegal recruitment cases against Sirhan Hajun and his wife Rebecca Nahilon.
The victims said they paid some sums to Adman Human Resource Agency but none of them was able to leave for a job abroad.
They decided to get their funds back, but the agency failed to return their hard-earned money.
That triggered the hopeful Filipino workers to take their plight to the Office of the Mayor. Thereafter, they filed the cases against Hajun and his wife.
Hajun said he is not an employee of the agency but claims that he helped the agency by talking to applicants who backed out and wanted a refund.
Hajun was initially arrested for carrying a bladed weapon.
One of the victims, “Tata”, had wanted to try his luck in the US to provide a better future for his family. But his and the other victims’ dreams were shattered soon after they found out that they were victims of illegal recruitment in Manila.
“Yung ibang mga kasamahan nag-away na sila ng mga asawa nila, yung mga pinagkautangan nila, yung interes ng pinagsanlaan ng bahay,” Tata told TV Patrol.
Tata allegedly paid Adman Human Resource Agency about P90,000. He became concerned when he was still not able to leave for a work abroad after a year.
The victims are hell-bent to file a case against the suspects. “Hindi kami natutulog ngayon. Binabantayan namin yung suspect na nanloko sa amin," Tata said.
The group is also calling on other people who have been victimized by the agency to file additional complaints against the suspects. - Francis Faulve, ABS-CBN News