Scores of complainants from different areas in Metro Manila flocked the Valenzuela Police Station after a female suspect, who allegedly victimized them, was arrested Tuesday afternoon.
Supt. Freddie Colico, deputy chief of police for administration, identified the suspect as Beatriz Bondial, 52, of Block 2 Lot 8, Thunderbird Street, Zabarte Subdivision. She had been pursued by her alleged 58 victims—all irate upon seeing her at the police station.
Bondial supposedly took money from the victims, ranging from P52,000 to P420,000, in exchange for lots in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, Valenzuela City, and Caloocan.
The action was discovered after the suspect’s arrest by virtue of a warrant for estafa case issued by Valenzuela Regional and Municipal Trial Court Branches 270 and 81, respectively. The subpoena was served by SPO4 Donaldo Britana to Bondial while she was at Silver 8 Subdivision in Caloocan City.
The victims then went to the police station in Valenzuela, where Bondial was taken. Among those supposedly victimized are Juanito Alquiroz, 67, who said he paid the suspect P140,000 for a 32-sqm lot in Leano, Caloocan City; Remy Quing Quing, who paid P420,000 for three lots in Sto. Cristo, San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan; and Roberto Simbulan, 68, who gave P52,000 for a lot in Bulacan.
According to the complainants, Bondial lured them to pay for the lots under the guise of a bogus “Ilaw ng Dahon Foundation Inc.,” with office address at 37 Jeffrey Go Building, General Luis, Novaliches, Quezon City.
The victims told police they were enticed to buy lots based on the fliers being giving out by Bondial’s employees, and have been religiously paying their dues directly to the suspect at the said office address.
The Valenzuela Police also assisted the victims in filing their complaint with the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council.