Mayor Andeng Ynares warns ‘ayuda’ cheaters

May 27, 2021 People's Journal 380 views

THIS is not the time to fool or take advantage of others.

This was the message of Antipolo City Mayor Andrea “Andeng” Ynares as she warned that fake claimants of ayuda or ‘cheaters’ would not get away with their illegal activity.

“Hindi lamang ang Antipolo City government kungdi maging ang national government ay nakabantay at alam ang ginagawa niyong pandaraya. Akala niyo lang nakalusot kayo, pero mahuhuli kayo at kakasuhan,” the Antipolo mayor said.

Mayora Andeng’s warning came following incidents of cheating, wherein four bogus “ayuda” claimants were uncovered.

A live-in couple was arrested for allegedly illegally accepting P34,000 “ayuda.”

The local government filed charges of estafa and falsification of public documents against Conrado Lauron Cruz and Gina Gundran, of Bgy. San Isidro.

Mayora Andeng said the suspects knew that live-in partners or couples were not allowed to get “ayuda” but they still filled up application forms separately.

“Pareho pa rin nilang kinuha ang pera mula sa DSWD. Sila rin ay parehong nakakuha ng tig- P13k nung unang bigayan ng ayuda. Nangangahulugan po na sa araw na ito ay tig-17k na po ang nakukuha nila mula sa DSWD o kabuuang 34k silang mag live-in partner,” said Ynares.

Partners William Perlas and Jonalyn Labios from Bgy. de la Paz are also facing the same raps.

“Pinuntahan sila ng barangay staff para bawiin ang sobrang ayuda ngunit nagmatigas at ayaw isauli ang pera. Nahaharap sila ngayon sa mga kasong estafa at falsification ng mga dokumento. Muli, magsilbi po sanang aral ito sa mga gumawa ng parehong pananamantala. Gayundin po ang mga nakakuha ng ayuda mula sa dalawang magka ibang barangay o bayan, kayo po ay kasunod na kakasuhan din ng mga kapulisan,” the mayor said.

“Makonsensya naman kayo. Huwag gahaman. Ang ayuda mula sa pamahalaan ay para po sa lahat. Lahat po ay nangangailangan ng ayuda, tapos manloloko at mandaraya lang kayo. Anuman po ang ating kalagayan sa buhay, hindi po ito dahilan para gumawa po tayo ng mali,” she added.

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