Thursday, August 29, 2013

Resort owners in Boracay, alerted against a modus using DOT Secretary Jimenez’s name

Written by: Jay-ar Arante

The Department of Tourism has alerted the owners of resorts in Boracay against a certain group with a modus operandi using the name of DOT Secretary Ramon Jimenez.

According to DOT Boracay Officer-in-Charge Tim Ticar, the establishments must be aware to avoid falling into this deceit.

This followed after a resort in the island received a call yesterday from someone who identified himself as DOT Secretary Ramon Jimenez and was asking for money.

The station confirmed this from the resorts’ manager.

According to the manager, an individual who claimed to be the DOT Secretary called them up and asked for Php 10,000 as financial assistance to the victims of typhoon Maring.

The manager however was skeptical when the said person gave a 2 hour deadline to send the money through a money remittance branch.

The resort’s accounting department was instantly warned.

The incident was then immediately reported to Malay DOT Officer Felix Delos Santos and Boracay DOT OIC Tim Ticar.

Meanwhile, through this station Ticar also advises the public to be vigilant against the mentioned modus.

Translated by: Shelah Casiano

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