Monday, June 13, 2016

Accountant loses P105,000 to illegal recruiter

A man lost more than P100,000 to an illegal recruiter who promised him a high paying job as caregiver in Japan, GMA News' JP Soriano said in an exclusive report on "24" Oras on Friday.
According to "Harry," he was made to believe by recruiter Andrea Batulan in February that he could leave for Japan in just two to three weeks after paying P105,000 as placement fee and grease money to speed up the processing of his visa application.
He was also promised a salary of P270,000 a month.
"Two weeks lang mapapaalis na niya ako kaya kinagabihan tinawagan ko yung Mama ko na tulungan ako, na padalhan ako ng ganitong amount," Harry said. 
Harry, a Certified Public Accountant, immediately raised the amount and gave it to Batulan, who in turn asked him to sign a letter of intent and petty cash voucher as proof of receipt.
But three months after that transaction, Harry is still in the Philippines.
Sought for comment, Batulan denied recruiting Harry for a job in Japan.
She said she only helped Harry in processing his documentary requirements.
Batulan added she would have wanted an amicable settlement with Harry but he already decided to report her to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration for alleged illegal recruitment. —Virgil Lopez/KBK, GMA News

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