2 alleged illegal recruiters arrested in Pasay

Maan Macapagal, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 20 2018 06:00 PM

MANILA - Two alleged illegal recruiters were arrested Friday in Pasay City for offering jobs in Japan as factory workers.

The suspects were identified as Levy Mangino, 46, and Jeffrey Torres, 29. 

The two suspects received P20,000 from 4 victims as “additional processing fee payment.” 

Initial investigation showed that the suspects offered the victims jobs in Japan as factory workers. The victims said the suspects asked for payment for visa processing, Nihonggo classes, and medical fees. 

The suspects alleged failed to deliver on the promised jobs.

The victims found out from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration that the 2 suspects were not licensed recruiters. They filed a complaint before the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group- Anti Transnational Crime Unit. 

Mangino and Torres will be charged fraud or estafa and violation of the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act.