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The poor guy in this article was dissatisfied with the service he received from Pinoycare Visa Center Inc. and asked for a P83,000 refund.  Instead he was slapped with a libel complaint, which in the Philippines is a criminal (not civil) matter, and he was busted at school and hauled off to jail in handcuffs.  Instead of a P83,000 refund, he's looking at a P30,000 bail to get out of jail.

 

It seems that Pinoycare perhaps is a bit insensitive to customer service issues.

 

Pinoycare's offices are in Cebu.  At the top of their list of services are immigrant, spousal & fiancé visas.

 

Caveat emptor!


 

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Teacher, facing a libel case, arrested in Mandaue school

 

A 42-year-old public school teacher, who is facing a libel case, got the shock of his life when police arrested him in school in Mandaue City at past noon on July 1.

 

Levi Cortes of Danao City was handcuffed after he was served a warrant of arrest by members of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7) , said Police Executive Master Sergeant Willard Selibio of CIDG-7

 

Selibio said that the warrant of arrest against Cortes was issued by Judge James Stewart Ramon Himalaloan of Branch 7 of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) for a case of libel filed by Cebu City Councilor Presca Niña Mabatid, who is also the owner and CEO of PinoyCare Visa Center.

 

Judge Himalaloan has set a P30,000 bail for Cortes’ temporary liberty.

 

Cortes said that he did not know that he had libel case was filed against him and he did not know about the warrant of arrest either.

 

He said this must have been the time when he applied for a visa to work abroad with PinoyCare.

 

But he claimed that he later asked for a refund of P83,000 when he believed that they did not understand each other on what he wanted in working abroad.

 

Cortes, who is also a pastor, was detained at the CIDG-7 detention cell.

 

https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/242382/teacher-facing-a-libel-case-arrested-in-mandaue-school

 

 

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"Cebu City Councilor Presca Niña Mabatid, who is also the owner and CEO of PinoyCare Visa Center."

 

Everything you need to know right there....


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1 hour ago, boris64 said:

"Cebu City Councilor Presca Niña Mabatid, who is also the owner and CEO of PinoyCare Visa Center."

 

Everything you need to know right there....

Exactly!      

 

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Sadly I have to agree with all of you.

 

On the plus side, at least the teacher is still alive.  Lito Patay, head of CIDG-7 (Central Visays), was previously in charge of “the deadliest police station in Quezon City”  where 108 people were slaughtered in drug raids in the course of a year.  Before that, he worked for Duterte in Davao (DDS -- Davao Death Squad -- comes to mind).

 

Ironically, "patay" means "death" in both Tagalog & Cebuano.

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13 hours ago, Mike V said:

Sadly I have to agree with all of you.

 

On the plus side, at least the teacher is still alive.  Lito Patay, head of CIDG-7 (Central Visays), was previously in charge of “the deadliest police station in Quezon City”  where 108 people were slaughtered in drug raids in the course of a year.  Before that, he worked for Duterte in Davao (DDS -- Davao Death Squad -- comes to mind).

 

Ironically, "patay" means "death" in both Tagalog & Cebuano.

They went after drug dealers, not other type of crimes.  Back in Davao the DDS would due their due diligence on suspects and take into account their profession and family back ground.  

 

 


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8 hours ago, Falcon Cara said:

They went after drug dealers, not other type of crimes.  Back in Davao the DDS would due their due diligence on suspects and take into account their profession and family back ground.  

 

 

Actually, as many political enemies were killed as drug dealers.  It was a death squad and it was at the whim of the politicians that ran it.  Many non-drug related murders were taking place and still are.


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It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

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3 hours ago, John & Rose said:

Actually, as many political enemies were killed as drug dealers.  It was a death squad and it was at the whim of the politicians that ran it.  Many non-drug related murders were taking place and still are.

Not that I am aware of in Davao and the DDS.

 

Are you talking about Davao City or Philippines in general?


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15 hours ago, Falcon Cara said:

They went after drug dealers, not other type of crimes.  Back in Davao the DDS would due their due diligence on suspects and take into account their profession and family back ground.  

 

 

Baloney!   "Due diligence" in Davao meant who did Duterte want to get rid of?  Drug users, petty thieves, a radio show host, even an entire family (inc. children) were all slaughtered at Duterte's behest.

 

3 hours ago, Falcon Cara said:

Not that I am aware of in Davao and the DDS.

 

Are you talking about Davao City or Philippines in general?

In general, more recently, they've also been targeting priests, labor reps, human rights advocates, lawyers, politicians, whoever becomes inconvenient for those in power.  On Leyte they murdered an ex mayor & another prisoner in their jail cells; the crooked cop that ran that hit (Marvin Marcos) got a nice promotion & is now the head of CIDG-8.  On Luzon the same handgun/same serial # (that was one busy gun!) showed up at 30+ targeted hits of alleged druggies.  In one police district in Quezon City (the one with the highest body count in the so-called drug war), the police were run by Lito Patay (such an ironic name for someone with so much blood on his hands), one of Duterte's cronies from Davao, and the hits were usually carried out by a bunch of Cebuano-speaking cops transferred up from Davao.  There were several rubouts on Negros in just the last week.  In Caloocan recently the police mistook an emaciated cancer patient for a drug user & killed him.  Also in Caloocan more than 90 people were killed by cops in one week last August.  The Caloocan police chief was relieved of duty; but a couple weeks ago he was put back to work with a promotional transfer.

 

It just keeps getting uglier, and there is no end in sight.  The Philippines is now rated as one of the most dangerous places for civilians.

 

I spent most of my last visit there (Cebu) hunkered down in our hotel room with a couple cab rides to Ayala & the Marriot for shopping & meals and one brief mid-afternoon visit to my wife's house north of Cebu.

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14 hours ago, John & Rose said:

Actually, as many political enemies were killed as drug dealers.  It was a death squad and it was at the whim of the politicians that ran it.  Many non-drug related murders were taking place and still are.

In Davao City?  I gonna have to say you info is wrong.

 

I was talking about in Davao City


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6 hours ago, Mike V said:

Baloney!   "Due diligence" in Davao meant who did Duterte want to get rid of?  Drug users, petty thieves, a radio show host, even an entire family (inc. children) were all slaughtered at Duterte's behest.

 

 

Petty thieves were killed also, I agree.  This kept the people in Davao City in line and they knew if they were bad boys they had trouble coming, it was actually a great crime deterrent.   I have seen reports about radio host being knocked off but not really followed those stories, I do know a couple guys who have radio shows in Davao but they are major supporters of Duterte.  


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3 hours ago, Falcon Cara said:

Petty thieves were killed also, I agree.  This kept the people in Davao City in line and they knew if they were bad boys they had trouble coming, it was actually a great crime deterrent.   I have seen reports about radio host being knocked off but not really followed those stories, I do know a couple guys who have radio shows in Davao but they are major supporters of Duterte.  

Political opponents and people critical of Duterte have been murdered and intimidated.  I have never heard a single person deny that until you.  It is what it is.  The death squads work for the politicians.  Life is not very valuable there.  During my visits to Davao, I found Manila to be much safer and more comfortable to be in.  I even stayed at the Marco Polo in Davao and there wasn't a single time on the street that I felt completely comfortable.  I know the stats.  Manila has higher crime but Davao has a more street gang feel to me.


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PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

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7 hours ago, John & Rose said:

Political opponents and people critical of Duterte have been murdered and intimidated.  I have never heard a single person deny that until you.  It is what it is.  The death squads work for the politicians.  Life is not very valuable there.  During my visits to Davao, I found Manila to be much safer and more comfortable to be in.  I even stayed at the Marco Polo in Davao and there wasn't a single time on the street that I felt completely comfortable.  I know the stats.  Manila has higher crime but Davao has a more street gang feel to me.

How long have you been going to Davao? Whom do you know that works in the government in Davao city?

 

No way there was as many political enemies were killed that equaled the number of drug dealers and criminals, just now way it adds up in Davao city

 

 


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2 hours ago, Falcon Cara said:

How long have you been going to Davao? Whom do you know that works in the government in Davao city?

 

No way there was as many political enemies were killed that equaled the number of drug dealers and criminals, just now way it adds up in Davao city

 

 

 

2 hours ago, Falcon Cara said:

How long have you been going to Davao? Whom do you know that works in the government in Davao city?

 

No way there was as many political enemies were killed that equaled the number of drug dealers and criminals, just now way it adds up in Davao city

 

 

Last time I checked, murder was still illegal in the Philippines.  Having someone executed, whether one person or thousands,  without due process is a crime in the Philippines and a crime against humanity internationally.  Period.

 

The argument that "it was actually a great crime deterrent" is irrelevant.  You cannot do good by doing evil.  Better known as "consequentialism", that is considered a moral fallacy by the Catholic Church (80% of the Philippines) and by most -- if not all -- other churches as well.

 

https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2013/06/19/the-most-popular-moral-heresy-in-the-world/

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