More buyers file complaints vs Lee, GA

By Zyann Ambrosio, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 18 2014 07:05 PM | Updated as of Mar 19 2014 05:25 AM

MANILA -- More alleged victims of Globe Asiatique (GA) owner Delfin Lee appeared before the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Tuesday to file their complaints against the businessman.

The complainants emotionally recounted the hardships and sacrifices they had endured just to pay for their properties in Sta. Barbara 2 in San Mateo, Rizal only to discover that the housing units were also sold to other buyers.

The victims, some of whom are overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and teachers, said they even had copies of the receipts from GA as evidence.

"Halos bumaliktad na ang bituka ko sa dagat para makabayad lang," said Manuel Luna, a seaman.

Luna almost paid full for the house and lot he acquired in Sta. Barbara but discovered that the property was already sold to another person.

Likewise, Elvira Toreja, a leche flan seller, said she has paid for several years for the property and has received receipts from GA.

She said it was already too late when she discovered that the property was already sold to another person. She even received a notice to vacate the area, she said.

The victims said they are ready to take Lee to court.

Lee is currently detained for syndicated estafa over the multibillion-peso housing scam involving Pag-IBIG funds.