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Monday, October 08, 2018

Filipina Arrested In Hong Kong For Crimes She Committed Two Years Ago


It is a very sad truth that oftentimes, people can do awful and unimaginable things even to their compatriot just for the sake of money. The fortunate thing is that without even thinking about it, the suspect was arrested and now facing charges for the fraud she did a couple of years ago.  
The Hong Kong police confirmed that a Filipina was arrested in August due to her alleged involvement in a recruitment scam that victimized hundreds of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) two years ago.

The suspect Ody Lai Puk-yim 56-year-old   was arrested at the Hong Kong International Airport for alleged conspiracy to defraud and money laundering when she returned from a trip to Manila.

It is a very sad truth that oftentimes, people can do awful and unimaginable things even to their compatriot just for the sake of money. The fortunate thing is that without even thinking about it, the suspect was arrested and now facing charges for the fraud she did a couple of years ago.    The Hong Kong police confirmed that a Filipina was arrested in August due to her alleged involvement in a recruitment scam that victimized hundreds of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) two years ago.   The suspect Ody Lai Puk-yim 56-year-old   was arrested at the Hong Kong International Airport for alleged conspiracy to defraud and money laundering when she returned from a trip to Manila.         Ads     Sponsored Links    however, Lai was allowed to post bail and was told to report to the police in mid-October as the complaints against her were still uder investigation.  Consul Paulo Saret, the head of the consulate’s assistance to nationals section, said Lai’s bail condition was that she could not travel outside Hong Kong without permission from police.  Lai is suspected of involvement in the recruitment of about 600 Filipinos in Hong Kong, Macau, and the Philippines for non-existent high-paying jobs in Britain and Canada in 2016.  Each domestic worker reportedly paid processing fees of HK$10,000 to HK$15,000 (US$1,280-$1,920) to a 65-year-od Filipina Ester Ylagan, the co-owner of the defunct Emry’s Service Staff and Employment Agency.  Ylagan was a friend of Lai and was arrested in June this year in Hong Kong. The two women were also suspected of involvement in the transfer of about KH$10 million to several countries as far apart as Malaysia, Turkey, and Burkina Faso at about the same time.  Documents showing the transfers were reportedly unearthed by lawyers looking into the recruitment scam and turned over to police.     Filed under the category of Hong Kong police, Filipina, recruitment scam,  overseas Filipino workers, Hong Kong International Airport, Manila


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However, Lai was allowed to post bail and was told to report to the police in mid-October as the complaints against her were still under investigation.

Consul Paulo Saret, the head of the consulate’s assistance to nationals section, said Lai’s bail condition was that she could not travel outside Hong Kong without permission from police.

Lai is suspected of involvement in the recruitment of about 600 Filipinos in Hong Kong, Macau, and the Philippines for non-existent high-paying jobs in Britain and Canada in 2016.

Each domestic worker reportedly paid processing fees of HK$10,000 to HK$15,000 (US$1,280-$1,920) to a 65-year-od Filipina Ester Ylagan, the co-owner of the defunct Emry’s Service Staff and Employment Agency.

Ylagan was a friend of Lai and was arrested in June this year in Hong Kong. The two women were also suspected of involvement in the transfer of about KH$10 million to several countries as far apart as Malaysia, Turkey, and Burkina Faso at about the same time.

Documents showing the transfers were reportedly unearthed by lawyers looking into the recruitment scam and turned over to police.
It is a very sad truth that oftentimes, people can do awful and unimaginable things even to their compatriot just for the sake of money. The fortunate thing is that without even thinking about it, the suspect was arrested and now facing charges for the fraud she did a couple of years ago.    The Hong Kong police confirmed that a Filipina was arrested in August due to her alleged involvement in a recruitment scam that victimized hundreds of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) two years ago.   The suspect Ody Lai Puk-yim 56-year-old   was arrested at the Hong Kong International Airport for alleged conspiracy to defraud and money laundering when she returned from a trip to Manila.         Ads     Sponsored Links    however, Lai was allowed to post bail and was told to report to the police in mid-October as the complaints against her were still uder investigation.  Consul Paulo Saret, the head of the consulate’s assistance to nationals section, said Lai’s bail condition was that she could not travel outside Hong Kong without permission from police.  Lai is suspected of involvement in the recruitment of about 600 Filipinos in Hong Kong, Macau, and the Philippines for non-existent high-paying jobs in Britain and Canada in 2016.  Each domestic worker reportedly paid processing fees of HK$10,000 to HK$15,000 (US$1,280-$1,920) to a 65-year-od Filipina Ester Ylagan, the co-owner of the defunct Emry’s Service Staff and Employment Agency.  Ylagan was a friend of Lai and was arrested in June this year in Hong Kong. The two women were also suspected of involvement in the transfer of about KH$10 million to several countries as far apart as Malaysia, Turkey, and Burkina Faso at about the same time.  Documents showing the transfers were reportedly unearthed by lawyers looking into the recruitment scam and turned over to police.     Filed under the category of Hong Kong police, Filipina, recruitment scam,  overseas Filipino workers, Hong Kong International Airport, Manila
Filed under the category of Hong Kong police, Filipina, recruitment scam,  overseas Filipino workers, Hong Kong International Airport, Manila
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As overseas Filipino workers (OFW) working in an unfamiliar territory, we feel comfortable whenever we see a compatriot or a fellow Filipino abroad. In some instances, very unfortunate things happen like getting into a trouble because of a fellow Filipino. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Consulate General in Saudi Arabia confirmed that an OFW was stabbed and killed by a fellow OFW in Jeddah, KSA.      Ads     Sponsored Links    A Filipino was stabbed and killed by a fellow Filipino in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, according to the confirmation of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).  The victim (name withheld) was a 29-year-old from Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, who worked as a family driver in Jeddah.   The suspect (name withheld), a 34-year-old from Capiz, also a driver for the same family  The suspect remains under police custody after he was arrested immediately after the incident. The two "allegedly engaged in a fistfight in front of the house of their employer that ended in the victim getting fatally stabbed by his fellow driver." The motive of the stabbing is still unknown.  The Consulate General and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Jeddah will extend full assistance to both Filipinos as well as their families.    The victim is set for a vacation to the Philippines soon but the incident turned out to be unfortunate that he will come home inside a box.  Consul General Edgar Badajos said that the suspect is facing a death sentence as per Saudi Sharia law. However, since they are both Filipinos, it is possible that the victim's family could instead  He assured that they will render assistance to help both OFWs.    Filed under the category of overseas Filipino workers, Filipino abroad, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Saudi Arabia,   stabbed, Jeddah, KSA

More often, families with overseas Filipino workers (OFW) rely on their OFW breadwinner in providing their needs and without doing any efforts to have extra income. They use the money they receive to pay their bills, rents, mortgages, etc. They tend to spend the remittances they receive and wait for the next remittance when the money is over without any savings. This is the reason why no matter how long the OFWs exhaust themselves working overseas, they are still coming home broke and without any savings.  Encouraging our spouse or anyone who is responsible for the remittances you send to save could be a great help and could guarantee a hassle-free retirement, much more if they placed this savings to a profitable investment.      Ads     Sponsored Links    Stick to a budget schedule  Convince your spouse to make a monthly budget and commit to saving a portion of the monthly remittance. They could also spend the remaining part of the budget after setting aside the savings.  No matter how small the savings, it could mean a lot after a period of time you regularly do it.    Use the credit card wisely or do not use it at all  Credit cards could be an advantage when purchasing but it can also lure the holder to spend more. Whenever possible, avoid using credit cards and use cash instead. It would save you from paying extra charges and interests which can really raise your spending.    The best rule should be, do not spend the money you do not have.     Always make a list of important things to buy  Many OFW spouses tend to go on a shopping spree just after receiving the remittance and let their impulses lead in which items they like to buy at the very moment without putting their priorities on the things they really needed.  Encourage them to develop a habit and discipline of making a list of the things they need to prioritize during shopping and strictly follow what is on the list to avoid spending too much on the things that are not really important.    Live a lifestyle that suits your income  Many OFW spouses live like one day millionaire. after claiming the remittances you sent, they will go straight to the mall, eat at the fast-food chain of their choice, go on a shopping spree buying what they want without even thinking if they still have the money to go through the month until the next remittance. If their budget got short, they would borrow money from someone which would cause the next budget to bear the shortage and the cycle goes on.    There's nothing wrong with being generous but not too much  Advise your spouse to exercise caution when giving help to extended families, relatives or friends. There is nothing wrong with extending help but there has to be a limitation. This would avoid them to become dependent on your assistance that they would knock your everytime they need financial help.    Working overseas is not forever and you will eventually come home for good. It is you and your spouse who need to work hand-in-hand to succeed. Together you must find ways to take care of your finances and save for the future of your family.  Filed under the category of overseas Filipino workers, extra income,  bills, rents, mortgages, remittances, working overseas, retirement, investment, savings
More often, families with overseas Filipino workers (OFW) rely on their OFW breadwinner in providing their needs and without doing any efforts to have extra income. They use the money they receive to pay their bills, rents, mortgages, etc. They tend to spend the remittances they receive and wait for the next remittance when the money is over without any savings. This is the reason why no matter how long the OFWs exhaust themselves working overseas, they are still coming home broke and without any savings.  Encouraging our spouse or anyone who is responsible for the remittances you send to save could be a great help and could guarantee a hassle-free retirement, much more if they placed this savings to a profitable investment.      Ads     Sponsored Links    Stick to a budget schedule  Convince your spouse to make a monthly budget and commit to saving a portion of the monthly remittance. They could also spend the remaining part of the budget after setting aside the savings.  No matter how small the savings, it could mean a lot after a period of time you regularly do it.    Use the credit card wisely or do not use it at all  Credit cards could be an advantage when purchasing but it can also lure the holder to spend more. Whenever possible, avoid using credit cards and use cash instead. It would save you from paying extra charges and interests which can really raise your spending.    The best rule should be, do not spend the money you do not have.     Always make a list of important things to buy  Many OFW spouses tend to go on a shopping spree just after receiving the remittance and let their impulses lead in which items they like to buy at the very moment without putting their priorities on the things they really needed.  Encourage them to develop a habit and discipline of making a list of the things they need to prioritize during shopping and strictly follow what is on the list to avoid spending too much on the things that are not really important.    Live a lifestyle that suits your income  Many OFW spouses live like one day millionaire. after claiming the remittances you sent, they will go straight to the mall, eat at the fast-food chain of their choice, go on a shopping spree buying what they want without even thinking if they still have the money to go through the month until the next remittance. If their budget got short, they would borrow money from someone which would cause the next budget to bear the shortage and the cycle goes on.    There's nothing wrong with being generous but not too much  Advise your spouse to exercise caution when giving help to extended families, relatives or friends. There is nothing wrong with extending help but there has to be a limitation. This would avoid them to become dependent on your assistance that they would knock your everytime they need financial help.    Working overseas is not forever and you will eventually come home for good. It is you and your spouse who need to work hand-in-hand to succeed. Together you must find ways to take care of your finances and save for the future of your family.  Filed under the category of overseas Filipino workers, extra income,  bills, rents, mortgages, remittances, working overseas, retirement, investment, savings
More often, families with overseas Filipino workers (OFW) rely on their OFW breadwinner in providing their needs and without doing any efforts to have extra income. They use the money they receive to pay their bills, rents, mortgages, etc. They tend to spend the remittances they receive and wait for the next remittance when the money is over without any savings. This is the reason why no matter how long the OFWs exhaust themselves working overseas, they are still coming home broke and without any savings.  Encouraging our spouse or anyone who is responsible for the remittances you send to save could be a great help and could guarantee a hassle-free retirement, much more if they placed this savings to a profitable investment.      Ads     Sponsored Links    Stick to a budget schedule  Convince your spouse to make a monthly budget and commit to saving a portion of the monthly remittance. They could also spend the remaining part of the budget after setting aside the savings.  No matter how small the savings, it could mean a lot after a period of time you regularly do it.    Use the credit card wisely or do not use it at all  Credit cards could be an advantage when purchasing but it can also lure the holder to spend more. Whenever possible, avoid using credit cards and use cash instead. It would save you from paying extra charges and interests which can really raise your spending.    The best rule should be, do not spend the money you do not have.     Always make a list of important things to buy  Many OFW spouses tend to go on a shopping spree just after receiving the remittance and let their impulses lead in which items they like to buy at the very moment without putting their priorities on the things they really needed.  Encourage them to develop a habit and discipline of making a list of the things they need to prioritize during shopping and strictly follow what is on the list to avoid spending too much on the things that are not really important.    Live a lifestyle that suits your income  Many OFW spouses live like one day millionaire. after claiming the remittances you sent, they will go straight to the mall, eat at the fast-food chain of their choice, go on a shopping spree buying what they want without even thinking if they still have the money to go through the month until the next remittance. If their budget got short, they would borrow money from someone which would cause the next budget to bear the shortage and the cycle goes on.    There's nothing wrong with being generous but not too much  Advise your spouse to exercise caution when giving help to extended families, relatives or friends. There is nothing wrong with extending help but there has to be a limitation. This would avoid them to become dependent on your assistance that they would knock your everytime they need financial help.    Working overseas is not forever and you will eventually come home for good. It is you and your spouse who need to work hand-in-hand to succeed. Together you must find ways to take care of your finances and save for the future of your family.  Filed under the category of overseas Filipino workers, extra income,  bills, rents, mortgages, remittances, working overseas, retirement, investment, savings