The help center set up by the provincial government at the Bohol Wisdom School (BWS) in Tagbilaran City for victims of the so-called “Repa” investment scam has assisted 965 individuals who claimed to have lost a whopping total of P330 million through the alleged Ponzi scheme.
In a statement issued Monday, Governor Art Yap who personally led the initiative said 150 affidavits have been filed by buyers and sellers of the investment scheme while 55 administrators have been identified on the day the center was launched on Monday.
“Filing of appropriate cases to follow soon,” the governor said.
The help center which was manned by the Capitol and Philippine National Police (PNP) – Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) accepted complaints and offered free legal assistance to the victims.
However, Yap has urged other investors to file their complaints at municipal police stations to avoid congestion as hundreds of complainants trooped to the BWS to convey their greivances.
CIDG Bohol chief Lt. Col. Saturnino Estigoy also echoed Yap’s statement saying that it would be more practical for victims to file their complainants with the local police instead of the CIDG office at Camp Francisco Dagohoy in Tagbilaran City or the BWS.