By Jeffrey Damicog
A man who tried extorting P2 million from a manpower agency has been arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
NBI Deputy Director Vicente De Guzman III identified the arrested suspect as Ljubomir Calixterio Tamayo.
De Guzman said Tamayo was arrested by agents of the NBI’s Anti-Organized Crime (NBI-AOTCD) during an entrapment operation last Wednesday at an establishment along Roxas Boulevard in Manila.
Following his arrest, Tamayo was presented yesterday (June 27) for inquest before the Manila Prosecutor’s Office for extortion and estafa.
NBI-AOTCD Chief Joel Tovera said they acted on the complaint of JPM88 Manpower Agency.
Tovera noted that the owner of the agency and Tamayo have been friends and the suspect even helped JPM88 secure a license from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).
After securing the license, Tamayo even managed to borrow from the complainant around P500,000
However, the complainant recounted Tamayo asked for P1 million which he claimed will be used to help the agency recruit domestic helpers.
When the complainant turned the suspect down, Tamayo got angry and went to the office of the agency in Manila where he caused a commotion.
Tamayo demanded that he be given P2 million, otherwise, he would ruin the agency and seek the cancelation of its license from the POEA.
Because of the threat, the owner of the agency sought the NBI’s help in arresting Tamayo.