2 Filipina Arrested For Offering Fake Jobs in Japan

Two Filipina women were arrested in Valenzuela City on Monday, July 2, for promising 20 job applicants of fake jobs purportedly in Japan, a report from ABS-CBN News said.

Operatives from the Valenzuela Police nabbed suspects Elizabeth Mendoza and Jocelyn Madera who conned 20 aspiring OFWs from Valenzuela, Baguio, Tarlac, and Pangasinan.

The two suspects asked hefty amount of money from their victims in exchange of a job placement in Japan.

One of the victims, Romeo Marcos, said he was promised a job in a farm in Japan with salary ranging from P75,000 to P80,000 monthly. His deployment, however, never happened.

Syndicated estafa was charged on both Mendoza and Madera who denied their involvement in the illegal recruitment practice.

Valenzuela police chief Senior Superintendent David Poklay reminded aspiring OFWs to take caution in dealing with recruiters.