A local Albay transport group was victimized by a fraudulent transaction on transport franchise modernization.
Sta. Miserecordia, Sto. Domingo, Albay, [11.06.18] – A man who introduced to be a leader of Guardians Brotherhood andconfidential agent and heads the presidential anti-corruption of the Duterte administration has defrauded the members of Bicol Jeepney Operators, Corporation, the transport cooperative secretary revealed on Monday.
According to Mrs. Rica Bea y Bernal, the Secretary of Bicol Jeepney Operators, Corporation who told www.philexainer.com in an exclusive interview the man who defrauded her group was identified as Irvin Tan y Tulang.
The 45 years old Irvin Tan whom his family was accommodated as a close family friend has double– crossed their organization in the amount of PhP165,500.00, in exchange of the 50 brand new units of modernized vehicles with a Land Transportation and Regulatory Board franchise.
The deceitful transaction of Tan started after they earned their trust to the guy whom they regarded as a helping hand in securing a new franchise under the Duterte administration’s transport modernization plan.
Trusting the man that will going to fast track their franchise application: the first tranche was released to the suspect in the amount of PhP84,000.00 on July 22, 2018, the second tranche amounting to PhP20,000.00 was released on July 29, 2018, via Palawan Express Padala, the third tranche amounting to Php10,500 was released in Sta., Miserecordia, Sto. Domingo, Albay whom Tan allegedly told her group that the amount will be extended for the hospital bill of Bikol LTFRB Regional Director Vladimir Cahulugan and the last tranche and the fourth tranche in the amount of PhP32,000.00 was made on August 13, 2018, the source revealed.
After delivering the fourth release Irvin Tan was nowhere to be found and they found out that Php 10,500.00 intended for the hospitalization of Director Cahulugan was not true, Mrs. Bea explained.
In the same vein, Irvin Tan has also defrauded the Ramil Bornilla of San Ramon, Tabaco City in the amount of PhP50,000.00 and owner of Kerlyn Liner who is based in San Jose, Malilipot, Albay in the amount of PhP250.000.00, the source averred.
Meanwhile, the swindling incident by the suspect against the members of the Bicol Jeepney Operators, Corporation was also entered by Mrs. Rica Bea y Bernal at the Sto. Domingo Municipal Police Station under Blotter Entry 0435 dated November 4, 2018, at 5:25 in the evening.