Palace: Amalilio a Filipino, not Malaysian

Posted at Jan 28 2013 08:06 PM | Updated as of Jan 29 2013 04:06 AM

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MANILA, Philippines - Malacanang calls the failed deportation of Aman Futures owner Manuel Amalilio from Malaysia last Friday a temporary setback.

Palace spokesperson Edwin Lacierda also played down reports of Amalilio's supposed citizenship issue, which was allegedly the reason why Malaysian authorities stopped his deportation.

Lacierda insists Amalilio is a Filipino.

There are reports Amalilio is a Malaysian and that he is also facing cases in Malaysia.

Amalilio is facing syndicated estafa charges in the Philippines.

He is accused of duping thousands of investors in Visayas and Mindanao of some P12 billion. - Top Story, ANC, January 28, 2013

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