The head of NBI-7 will file an “estafa” file if the wedding coordinator does not show up at the office


Couples who were “ripped off” by the same wedding coordinator met at a restaurant in Cebu City on Thursday, September 30, 2021. | Mae Fhel Gom-os

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The senior official of the National Bureau of Investigation of the Central Visayas (NBI-7) warned the marriage coordinator accused of “defrauding” at least three couples, that they would file a complaint for “estafa” if the latter not cooperate with them.

NBI-7 director Renan Oliva said on Friday (October 1) that they would file an “estafa” case if the wedding coordinator, whom the couples identified as Jayson “Jhaycie” Villasan Saramosing, did not show up. at their desk.

Oliva said they would invite Saramosing into their office and get his statement regarding the charges against him.

“According to them, the contact details of Nausab na kuno ang, so we will try to locate him kon asa na siya ron kay ipatawag nato, paminawon nato iyang side based on the allegations concerning the plaintiffs,” he said.

(According to them, the contact details have already been changed, so we will try to locate him where he is currently as we will call him to visit the office and we will hear his point of view based on the allegations of the plaintiffs who have filed a complaint. complaint against him.)

“Si dili motungha, based on the evidence nga makuha nato [from the complainants], i-file nato ang kaso nga estafa, ”added the head of the NBI-7.

(If he does not show up at the office, then based on the evidence we have gathered [from the complainants], then we will file an estafa case against him.)

Oliva made the statement after the three couples, who were said to have been “scammed” around P 500,000 by the same coordinator, filed their complaints on Friday October 1, 2021.

Leira Mae Pino, the bride-to-be in Cebu City who was allegedly scammed with nearly P200,000, said she would continue filing complaints against the coordinator.

She urged Saramosing, who recently asked them for forgiveness, to face all that he had suffered so that they could draft a repayment contract.

Pino and his partner, Jeznel Lorenz Tano, are due to tie the knot on October 23.

Another Minglanilla couple, Rima Milloren and her partner Luke Cadiz, who are due to be married in December, were also ripped off with P 53,000, more than half of Saramosing’s 100,000 P wedding package.

A couple from Carcar City, Abigail Pangue and King Edward Corella, who are also supposed to be married in November, were “ripped off” by the coordinator with nearly 300,000 P.

READ: ‘Ripped off’ couples will sue wedding coordinator for running away with P500K

Seeing the increase in fraudulent transactions these days, Oliva urged couples to verify if the wedding coordinator they would be making the transaction with was legitimate.

“Karong mga panahona, we have observed an increase in fraudulent transactions, whether online fraudulent transactions or personal kanang transactions… Always be careful when dealing with [suppliers], specially online where wala nimo my meeting face to face ang imong ka transaction, ”said the head of the NBI-7.

(During these times we have observed that there is an increase in fraudulent transactions, both online fraudulent transactions and personal transactions… Always be careful when dealing with [suppliers], especially those online where you haven’t met face to face in your transaction.)

Oliva said they shouldn’t rely on social media and should check to see if suppliers have obtained business permits from relevant government agencies.

“Kon business nga wedding planner, business license naa gyud na sila’y. Check lang gyud, you always check. We have government agencies that we can check like DTI, business license sections, i-check gyud kay, you can come to office to check nimo throughout his amoa kon naa ba ni siya’y NBI authorization Kay a requirement for a business license is the authorization of the NBI, ”added the regional director.

(In the profession of wedding planner, they must have a business license. You must verify, you always verify. We have government agencies, which we can verify like the DTI [Department of Trade and Industry], sections of establishment permits, you should check them and you can come to the office to check through us if they have NBI authorization as it is a requirement for establishment permit.)

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