Capiceña recruiter also victimized kin

By: Felipe V. Celino

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Some relatives of alleged illegal recruiter Ramilyn Andrade also fell for the racket allegedly hatched by Korean national Kim Tae Yong.

According to Cecilia Andrade, she and her son were also convinced to apply as factory workers in Busan, South Korea.

Cecilia said they each paid P73,500 each to her niece Ramilyn and live-in partner Kim Tae Yong for the job in Korea. But until now, they have yet to leave together with some 250 recruits.

Cecilia said she received information that once the ban on Kim Tae Yong is lifted, the entire amount paid to the Korean recruiter will be returned.

On Monday, victims of the alleged illegal recruitment sought the help of Gov. Esteban Evan Nonoy Contreras.

More than 200 individuals trooped to the office of the governor at the provincial capitol and ventilated their grievances against Ramilyn Andrade and her Korean partner.

The complainants claimed that Andrade of Brgy. Bolo here and Kim Tae Yong are nowhere to be found after promising to send them to South Korea to work in factories in exchange of placement fees.

Some of the complainants, who came from Bacolod City, Iloilo City and Kalibo in Aklan, sought the help of the Roxas City PNP and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Capiz.

According to them, LG Santon Company failed to bring them to Korea despite paying their placement fee, terminal fee and insurance.