On March 7, 2022, five (5) victims of illegal recruitment have reported to the office of the CIDG Pangasinan PFU after being conned by two (2) malefactors, namely Florinda Querela Cabangon and Ronald Ocampo Reyes, whom they met in 2021. After payment of Php 73,700.00 for the assessment, medical, and visa fees, the recruited complainants were promised employment as factory workers in Poland by the said suspects claiming to be the owner and personnel of the F&A Assessment and Training Center located in Carmona, Cavite.
In the investigation, the victims were lured through an assurance of having access and connection to manpower service abroad.
A few months after, the complainants learned that Cabangon and Reyes are not included in the list of the manpower services they claim to be connected to and are not authorized to recruit abroad based on the certification issued by POEA dated January 27, 2022.
Dispirited, the complainants can no longer contact the two suspects which prompted them to report to the said CIDG office and on the same date, a case for violation of R.A 8042 as amended by R.A 10022 (Illegal Recruitment in Large Scale) and Estafa under Article 315 (2) (a) of the Revised Penal Code was submitted to the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor Hall of Justice, Dagupan City, Pangasinan.
"As the President Rodrigo Roa Duterte ordered a crackdown against illegal recruitment that mostly victimizes those who would want to work abroad, the CIDG is in full gear to help these victims track down, arrest and file appropriate cases to these heartless illegal recruiters victimizing those unfortunate workers whose only wish is to help alleviate the lives of their families", said PBGEN ELISEO DC CRUZ, Director, CIDG.