BI on alert for people behind pyramid scam

Both the BI and DOJ cannot stop them from leaving the country, however

POWERLESS. De Lima cannot stop those behind the pyramid scam from escaping the country.

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Friday, November 15, issued a lookout against the officials of the Aman Futures Group Philippines, the group that allegedly set the P12-billion pyramid scam in Visayas and Mindanao, upon the orders of the Department of Justice (DOJ). 

BI Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. released the travel bulletin a day after the company’s founder, Manuel Amalilio or Mohammad Suffian Saaid, left for Sabah, Malaysia. The government is now on the lookout for the following officials of Aman Futures Group: 

  • Fernando “Nonoy” Luna
  • Lelian Lim Gan
  • Eduard L. Lim
  • William L. Fuentes
  • Naezelle M. Rodriguez
  • Lurix Lopez
  • Prescilla Ann F. Co
  • Nimfa Luna
  • Rico Medina
  • Dhurwin Wenceslao
  • Reggie Luna
  • Araceli Pasco
  • Marilou Caballero
  • Shiela Luna Lasaca
  • Alfredo Aspira
  • P02 Ariel Real
  • Ernesto Luna
  • P03 Rey “Tata” Chang
  • Edward Amao
  • Maria Donna Coyme
  • Araceli Pasco Julian
  • Darwin Luna
  • Toto Caballero
  • Amay Caballero
  • Eric Lasaca
  • Judy Amarao
  • Edna Dalena
  • Dickens Dalena
  • Eva Dalena
  • Isojo K. Casil
  • Edna Caballero
  • Patrick V. Ceniza
  • Diosdado M. Mag-aso
  • Frederick M. Mag-aso
  • Leonita Duhaylungsod
  • Angelo Duhaylungsod
  • Roger Tenajeros.

The BI will report to the DOJ if any of these persons left the country. These agencies, however, cannot stop them from leaving the country due to lack of authority to issue a hold departure order.

The Supreme Court stopped DOJ in 2011 from enforcing its power to place people under a travel ban, following its issuance of a hold departure order against former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and husband Jose Miguel Arroyo.

The Aman Futures Group allegedly scammed some 15,000 people in Visayas and Mindanao. The trading firm promised its low-income investors a return rate of 30 to 60 percent for their investments. To pool funds for investment, some went into networking, where those who already held accounts enticed others to invest money by offering a “double-your-money” scheme. – Rappler.com