Trending: JAG Center for Professional Development Accused of Criminal Charges


A Branch Manager of a giant fast food chain filed a criminal complaint against the owner of JAG Center for Professional Development for allegedly issuing bouncing cheques over the food packs ordered by the company for its event.

Jollibee Foods Corporation Davao Branch Manager Aldrin Angcon identified the company owner as Genoroso “Jerry” Filio Jr. as the one who gave him 31,000 worth of cheques which bounced eventually due to fund insufficiency. Angcon followed-up Filio but he found out that the latter left Davao without settling his balance.

In an obtained police report filed by Angcon in Davao City Police, Filio even threatened his life after Angcon posted his complaint against Filio in his personal Facebook account.

Here’s the copy of the police report:

“One Aldrin H Angcon, 27 years old and a resident of R Castillo Davao City personally appeared to this office and requested to put into record alleging that at about 3:00 pm of February 5, 2017 while in his work place at Jollibee located along Bolton St, this city, when a certain GENEROSO FILIO JR. issued a Metrobank check amounted to P31,000 to the complainant for the payment of their meal, but later, when they encashed the check, the said check of the abovementioned bank, they discovered that the said check bounced due to insufficiency of fund. Complainant further alleged that said person threatened his life which prompted him to report to this office. For record and future reference.”

To date, Angcon stated that Filio settled his balance already requesting his Facebook post against the latter to be deleted soon.

Angcon’s Facebook Post that was asked to be deleted by Filio.

However, the fast-food company where Angcon works had expressed its desire to file a case of Estafa to Filio so that this will not happen again.

DECEIVED PARTICIPANTS

This is not the first time that Filio had faced similar cases of deceit, in fact, Manila Bulletin Journalist Rhandee Garlitos posted a Facebook message against Filio who had used his name and other media personalities for its Journalism seminar in Quezon without their consent or even without inviting them. His message provoked others to voice out their complains which were posted in the comments.

Garlito’s Facebook Post:

Dear Jerry Generoso Carina Filio Jr., I know that you are a good friend, but it pains me that you are using my name (and that of many others) in announcing and conducting campus journalism seminars without even asking my permission or preparing me for such. I don’t hold it against you why you do the things you do, but when people start alerting me that they are expecting to meet and interact with me because of the announcements and advisories, I don’t want them to feel that I and the rest of these many esteemed speakers whose names appear below will be hoodwinking them simply because you promised them that we will be appearing. I have been trying to clarify these issues with you but you simply ignore them and not giving me the courtesy of a reply.

I have talked to some of them already and I told them to address their grievances on such “non-appearance” of resource speakers to DepEd Central or the Regional Offices where they are located.As much as I consider you as a friend, I have no choice but to post this disclaimer to clear our names of the possible repercussions that may arise from it. I am tagging the names of Alvin Hizon, Genaro Ruiz Gojo Cruz, Johannes Chua and Romeo Mariano as we share the same sentiments and misgivings on these and we are contemplating on a collective action to prevent this from happening again.

Let it be known to the participants of JAG’s International Seminar-Workshop on Campus Journalism from July 28-30 that we are not expected to attend and deliver lectures on those dates because we were not informed nor invited by Mr. Filio or any of his staff of such an event, despite the appearance of our names on a regional advisory. We apologize if your expectations have been unduly set. To the participants who informed me of such a misunderstanding, thank you and rest assured that we are ready to share our knowledge with you in many other means and platforms.

#NoTeaNoShade#DontBeShady#TruthShallSetYouFree

 

School Papers advisers of various regions also expressed their dismay over Filio -conducted seminars to their regions.

 

Ivy M. Mabanag of Pagadian city said “The same story sir Rhandee Garlítos when he promised us to attend the last day session in Dipolog City using Atom as speaker of the remaining topics with Paulo Bediones. God forbid how much we hated him for doing such to innocent children we brought in Pagadian City and promised us of nothing in Dipolog. What a shame!” She added “Atom Araullo should know this how his name was used to deceive us all.”

Penelope Vergara Romanillos said “Wow… It seems that this did not happen just once… Non appearance of resource speakers also happened here in region ix a couple of times too including the non appearance of sir Jerry Generoso Carina Filio Jr. I do hope we can also be clarified on this specially in the so called “International Seminar in Science”. Then meron pa tlga international seminar sa mathematics na postponed until now may mga nag pre reg na rin humihingi ng refund hindi pa na refunan.”

She added, “Pati po ako nilagay nya sa kahihiyan dito sa lugar namin. I repsected him and treated him fairly. Pero cya po ata ung taong d marunong gumalang sa kapwa tao nya. Maybe this is the right time po na binigay ni Lord. For us to come out from hiding dahil may nag umpisa pra sama2 po tyo na lumabas at malaman ng iba ang ginawa nya na dapat maitama.”

Jesella Montealto said “Sir Rhandee Garlítos di nyo lang po alam kung gaano ako kasaya tonight with this news. Sa loob ng 5 buwan na pagdarasal na sana kakarmahin na nang sobra ang taong sinabi nyo po. Nakakastress po talaga lalo na sa mga teachers na walang ibang hangad kundi magkaroon ng karagdagang kaalaman at sa mga murang isipan na nadamay pa dahil sa kanyang napakagandang pangako.Dalawang ulit po niya kami pinangakuan ng isang ATOM ARAULLO at dalawang ulit pong napako ‘yon. Ehem kesyo mag out of the country raw si Atom sa Dipolog schedule. Ang hindi niya alam may friend ako na ang BF ay nasa ABS CBN and to our dismay ay nasa studio lang si Atom. Kawawang Atom. Ewan ko kung gaano katotoo ang reason na may meeting daw with Boss Gina of ABS sa time na nasa Pagadian City kayo. Yong memories ng lecture nyo po, kay Sir Chua, Sir Bonilla at kay Sir Mariano ang tanging pinambawi namin para maibsan ng kunti ang galit namin.”

Glynish Mante Quiban said “Thank u sir Rhandee Garlítos for this news..!kami nga ng Surigao del Norte during that seminar hinihintay namin si Atom. Nakakalungkot isipin kasi hindi kami kuntento noon kaya pala.”

Based on the comments of the complainants, Media Personalities like Atom Araullo and Paolo Bediones were used by Filio to attract participants but no of these media men showed up in the event.

FAILED SERVICES

Participants of the most recent seminar he handled also took it into Facebook to express their dismay over Filio’s company services.

A Bicol reporter named Mar Lobas Mendez was able to report the incident. “Mga nagutom at naghintay sa WALA na mga participants ng International Seminar Workshop on Action Research organized by Professor Generoso C. Filio, Jr. ng Jag Center for Professional Development para pakinggan ang paliwanag sa palpak na serbisyo.”

A fellow participant,Analiza Manondo  from the seminar also expressed her disappointment over the unprofessionalism of Filio.

 

ESTAFA, BRIBERY

On further investigation, Filio has also a criminal complaint of Estafa since 2012 when he was still the owner of now defunct St. Joseph Review School in Catanduanes.

In a published report of the Bicol regional newspaper BicolMail, Filio had promised to a number of Failed LET examiners to reverse the results by asking large sum of money. The examiners told Bicolmail that Filio said that he had to bribe each members of Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).

Two faculty members of Catanduanes State Colleges (CSC) where The Saint Joseph Review School is holding review classes at, were reported also victims of bounced checks issued by Filio, while Kemji Resort & Resto was reportedly demanding from the same man some P40,000 in unpaid bills.

In a phone call interview, Filio initially denied all the allegations and even challenged complainants to present to him official receipts to show and to prove that he indeed collected money from the reviewees. He later on conceded, assuring this paper that he would soon start making the refunds.

Here’s the full report from BicolMail:

By Ramil D. Soliveres VIRAC, Catanduanes — More or less ten of those who took the March 11, 2012 Licensure Examinations for Teachers (LET) have found themselves holding empty bags after their names were not included in the roster of passers even as they were allegedly assured by the review school they would pass the test by forking out large sum of money. Jane (who requested that her full name be kept unrevealed in the meantime) of San Miguel town, also of this province, disclosed in a tape-recorded interview that a week after she took the March 11 LET, Generoso Filio, reportedly the owner and president of the Saint Joseph Review School, informed her through a text message that she was not able to pass the test. “However, he said, if I pay the additional amount of P15,000 Mr. Filio can make the necessary arrangement with the PRC to reverse the results,” Jane said in the exclusive interview, adding that she sent P15,000 to Filio on March 21, this year. Only thirty minutes later on that same day that she sent Mr. Filio the money, Jane said she was again informed to add another P8,000, “because according to him my test paper was found to be problematic and they have to re-write it.” She said she was made to believe Mr. Filio was in full coordination with and access to PRC which prompted her family to “exhaust all our resources and provide him with the amount he required.” Days later, Mr. Filio asked Jane for a final amount of P1,700. Through text communications, Jane learned that her classmates at St. Joseph were also notified by Filio of the same problem a week after they took the LET. One of them reportedly paid as much as P40,000 while others paid little less than what Jane had doled out. But on April 28, 2012 when the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) released the results of the March 11 LET, only 10 of the 20 who attended the review school passed, while Jane and nine others did not make it. When they allegedly confronted Mr. Filio weeks later, the latter promised a refund. “Daisy” (who also requested that her true name be not disclosed in the meantime), also from San Miguel town, has her own sad story to tell. On May 2011, she said that same guy made a deal with her. “He [Filio] said he would make me pass the LET without actually taking the test. I submitted to him my diploma, transcript of records and other documents and money, money, money.” According to her, in this particular transaction, Mr. Filio told her he has to bribe every table inside the PRC Office. But after reportedly paying more than P38,000 for the PRC license, nothing came. Filio had allegedly repeatedly promised her to refund the money since January this year, but only P1,000 was so far returned to her. The Saint Joseph Review School is holding review classes at Catanduanes State Colleges (CSC). Earlier, two faculty members from the college were reported victims of bounced checks issued by Filio, while Kemji Resort & Resto is reportedly demanding from the same man some P40,000 in unpaid bills. With this report, this paper referred the matter to Provincial Board Member Edwin Tanael, Chairman on Committee on Education, who accordingly exposed the matter in a privilege speech during the regular session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan last June 18, 2012. On June 25, representatives from CSC appeared for questioning, while Mr. Filio was represented by a counsel. Representatives from PRC and the CHED, despite notice, failed to appear. CSC insisted the St. Joseph is a nationally accredited review school but Tanael pointed out that a review school should secure local CHED permits before entering into contracts with any local colleges and universities as provided for in CHED Memorandum Order No. 30. Saint Joseph, according to CSC President Dr. Minerva I. Morales in an earlier interview, is operating at the college guided by the CSC’s policies and other regulations. Any other transaction entered into between Filio and the reviewees, “is out of our knowledge and consent,” she said. Consequently, however, through its legal officer, the CSC announced that it was disapproving any renewal of the contract with St. Joseph. In a phone call interview, Filio initially denied all the allegations and even challenged complainants to present to him official receipts to show and to prove that he indeed collected money from the reviewees. He later on conceded, assuring this paper that he would soon start making the refunds. Meanwhile, PRC Regional Director Elinita Tan explained that the PRC has no business with any institution or group conducting review lessons. “We have nothing to do with any review center,” she added, clarifying that “there is no way for anybody in the PRC to alter test results because the whole process [of conducting the examination and finding the result] is fully computerized.”

Family Issues

Filio’s relatives also reached out to Angcon to help him reached Filio. In a conversation with Angcon, Filio’s relative, who wants to make his/her name confidential, told that they also have complains with Filio and the JAG Center Owner has been allegedly coming in and out of the prison for quite sometime.

Here’s the screenshot of their conversation:

 

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  1. I thank this time that I finally found this page about this man whom we contacted about the said International Seminar -Action Research at Malay, Kalibo (Boracay) last April 2017. To our dismay, a day before the said training he texted us that the said training be rescheduled due to typhoon. Since the 8 of us coming from General Santos were eager then to attend and to see Boracay, we had our trip via Cebu to Kalibo then had slept over Kalibo then travelled early to Boracay. We waited for the text and thought that it was push through for no follow-up message received. One of my co-teachers called him up and asked about it and he just replied to us that we have to enjoy the place and have fun…We had checked in the hotel for accommodation was not included…We went to the venue of the said training but the employees told us that it was cancelled…So, to make the story short, we had spent a lot in Boracay from breakfast to snacks to dinner because there was no training at all. We all seemed to be like a tourist. The said man had talked to my co-teacher and sounded assertive. We had already sent our payment in advance through BDO because he sent us the bank number. I have still with me the said bank receipts for the 8 of us. Now, I am appealing to the rest of the teachers and individuals for I know that they have the same sentiments as we have with this kind of “fake training.” Please help us to be refunded. As I open now his website. there is still an upcoming training on the same topic and same venue. Is it really true?Thank you for this page.

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