NAIA building attendants lost PhP740,000 to woman recruiter

By Benjamin Lim Vergara

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SOME 200 building attendants of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) lost PHp740,000 to a woman who dupe them by promising high-paying jobs in New Zealand.

The building attendants or janitress sought the help of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), the operator of the country’s main gateway, hoping that they would recover their money which they deposited to Medz Remittance Services.

According to the building attendants, each of them paid PhP3,700 for passport processing and medical expenses to a certain Mayan Louise, who promised them good jobs in New Zealand.

Nelly Britania, one of the building attendants, said Louise told them that one of her co-workers at NAIA was able to work in New Zealand without placement fee.

The words become viral at the airport as many of them (building attendants) tried their luck to seek employment in New Zealand with the help of Louise.

Because of Louise’ sweet talking, the group even appointed their supervisor as their coordinator go-between with the woman recruiter for follow up inquiries of their applications.

Britania also said that Louise was only asking for PhP1,200 for passport fee and P2,500 for medical expenses and nothing more.

Britania added those workers who were interested in the foreign jobs have deposited their money to the Medz Remittance Services, which was located somewhere in the Bicol Region.

“We were told to wait for the call from Ms. Louise to process our documents, but months past, we never heard anything from her since we deposited our payment,” Britania said in Filipino.

In response, MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal, gave directives to the Airport Police Department to investigate the case.


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Benjie Vergara
A veteran reporter covering the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. He is currently writing for Manila Times, the Philippines' oldest newspaper.

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