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Azurin orders relief of BARMM PNP director facing estafa raps

April 2, 2023 Alfred P. Dalizon 565 views

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Gen. Rodolfo S. Azurin Jr. on Wednesday ordered the administrative relief of Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Administrative Region director Brig. Gen. John G. Guyguyon amid the two non-bailable syndicated estafa cases filed against the latter.

Guyguyon turned himself over to officers of the PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in connection with the warrant of arrest issued against him by Judge Catherine P. Manondon of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court on December 1 last year.

Judge Kathleen Rosario dela Cruz of the Q.C. RTC Branch 91 also issued a second warrant of arrest against the 1-star police general who has appealed his case before proper judicial authorities.

On Wednesday morning, members of the PNP-CIDG served the warrants of arrest for syndicated estafa under Article 315 of the Revised Penal Code issued against Guyguyon inside his office in Camp Salipada K. Pendatun in Parang, Maguindanao del Norte.

PRO-BAR Deputy Regional Director for Administration Brig. Gen. Gil Francis G. Tria was designated as Officer-in-Charge of the regional police force.

Also being hunted by the PNP-CIDG are the general’s co-accused identified as Teny Asmeralde, Maria Nilda Maniwang, Erlin B. Baloyo, Ma. Clarisa S. Piñon, Jay Tacason and Remedios Raset.

Court records showed that at least nine people filed syndicated estafa charges against the accused whom they claimed represented BUILD, a legitimate loan/financing company.

The nine complainants said they are members of the Upper Dirham Association, a group of informal settlers in North Fairview, Q.C. who were asked to pay a P25,000 “mobilization fee” and later a P350,000 equity for their P1 million loan.

The complainants said they paid the amount in installment. However, the nine claimed they later discovered that the owner of the parcel of land they were buying did not receive any payment from BUILD.

The complainants said that when they sent a demand letter to the accused telling them to refund their money, they were issued a check worth P363,335 which bounced due to insufficiency of funds.