The Inbox

Alleged recruiters of executed OFWs identified

AP Photo/Kin Cheung
MANILA CITY, METRO MANILA - The alleged recruiters of Ramon Credo and Sally Ordinario-Villanueva, two of the three Filipinos who were charged with drug trafficking and recently executed in China, have been identified.

Credo, Villanueva, and Elizabeth Batain were convicted of drug trafficking and executed by Chinese authorities on Wednesday despite appeals for clemency.

In a radio interview, Credo's aunt, Esperanza Pascua, named a certain "Prescy Evangelista" as the alleged recruiter of Credo. Pascua said Evangelista was a "friend" of Credo.

Pascua also said the family is appealing to authorities to arrest and charge Evangelista for involving her nephew in drug trafficking.

"Nagulat ako. Syempre hindi ko akalain na ganun yung recruiter. Ang sabi niya ang business niya garments. Paniwalang, paniwala kami," said Pascua in the radio interview.

Pascua said the family also received information that the alleged recruiter "is now in hiding but continues to recruit Filipinos as drug mules."

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in another report said the alleged recruiter of Sally Ordinario-Villanueva "is still at large" and could be lining up more Filipino drug mules.

Villanueva earlier made a sworn statement and tagged a certain "Mapet Cortez," who also uses the name "Tita Cacayan" as the recruiter who asked her to carry a drug-laden briefcase in China. Cacayan was allegedly an acquaintance of Villanueva.

The NBI said Cacayan is in Isabela province but "could be in hiding." The NBI has also filed charges against Cacayan.

***

loQal.ph is a website owned and operated by Filquest Media Concepts, Inc. It works under the principle of giving voice to the voiceless, empowering Filipinos and uplifting the image of the Philippines by highlighting its unique culture. To do this, the loQal.ph team produces stories, video, photos and other multimedia content types to inspire and celebrate Filipino achievements, ideas, products and places.

  • Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry
    Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry

    Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation. Nearly 300 people -- most of them students on a high school trip to a holiday island -- are still missing after the ferry capsized and sank on Wednesday morning. Mom, I love you," student Shin Young-Jin said in a text to his mother that was widely circulated in the South Korean media. …

  • Philippine leader apologises over 'world's worst airport'
    Philippine leader apologises over 'world's worst airport'

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino publicly apologised on Wednesday for failures in air conditioning at Manila airport, already named by an online travel guide as the world's worst. The fresh debacle at Terminal 1, used by foreign airlines, came as millions of Filipinos begin travelling for the Easter holidays during one of the hottest months of the year. The transportation ministry also issued a separate public apology Wednesday, on the eve of four-day Easter holidays in the Catholic …

  • PH grants visa-free privilege to 7 more countries
    PH grants visa-free privilege to 7 more countries

    Travelers from seven more countries can now experience how fun it is in the Philippines without worry, as the government extended them visa-free privileges. …

  • PH, China, Malaysia negotiating hostages’ release

    The Philippines and China are now working with Malaysian authorities in negotiating with the kidnappers of the Chinese tourist and Filipina worker who were abducted from an island resort near Semporna in Sabah on April 2. Speaking at a press conference after the Putrajaya Forum 2014 in Kuala Lumpur where he delivered a speech on transnational and organized crime on Tuesday, Malaysian Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi disclosed that Filipino authorities, in particular, are working …

  • Perry ‘flirting with Diplo’
    Perry ‘flirting with Diplo’

    Katy Perry reportedly spent most of her time canoodling with EDM star Diplo at the desert music festival. …

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • Centipede Bursts from Snake's Stomach

    Centipede Bursts from Snake's Stomach

    LiveScience.com - 15 hours ago
    Centipede Bursts from Snake's Stomach

    A group of researchers stumbled upon a grisly scene during a field study in Macedonia last year: a dead nose-horned viper with a centipede's head sticking out of its ruptured abdomen. "All of us were astonished, as nobody has ever seen something like this," Ljiljana Tomovi?, a herpetologist at the University of Belgrade, told Live Science in an email. The remnants of the death match were discovered when one researcher, Dragan Arsovski, turned over a stone, Tomovi? The unfortunate nose-horned …

  • Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry

    Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry

    AFP News - 19 hours ago
    Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry

    Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation. Nearly 300 people -- most of them students on a high school trip to a holiday island -- are still missing after the ferry capsized and sank on Wednesday morning. Mom, I love you," student Shin Young-Jin said in a text to his mother that was widely circulated in the South Korean media. …

  • Philippine leader apologises over 'world's worst airport'

    Philippine leader apologises over 'world's worst airport'

    AFP News - Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Philippine leader apologises over 'world's worst airport'

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino publicly apologised on Wednesday for failures in air conditioning at Manila airport, already named by an online travel guide as the world's worst. The fresh debacle at Terminal 1, used by foreign airlines, came as millions of Filipinos begin travelling for the Easter holidays during one of the hottest months of the year. The transportation ministry also issued a separate public apology Wednesday, on the eve of four-day Easter holidays in the Catholic …

POLL
Loading...
Poll Choice Options