Teacher arrested for illegal recruitment

March 04, 2020

CAMP PRESIDENT QUIRINO, Ilocos Sur – Police yesterday arrested in Baguio City a private school teacher for alleged illegal recruitment.

Arrested was Melvin Jose Alamag, 49.

Joint personnel of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Region 1, and the Nueva Ecija and  Ilocos Sur PNP arrested Alamag in his hiding place at Purok Sajio, Loakan Proper, Baguio City.

Alamag was sereved  a warrant of arrest for illegal recruitment involving economic sabotage issued by Judge Trese Wenceslao of the Cabanatuan City Regional Trial Court.

A separate warrant of arrest for estafa was issued against the suspect by Judge Eleanor Teodora Marbas-Vizcarra of the Third Judicial Region, Regional Trial Court, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija.

Complainants  told the police that the suspect offered them jobs abroad. They said Alamag asked for a recruitment fee.

After the payout, the victims later found out that the jobs overseas were non-existent.

According to the police, Alamag was the leader of the “Alamag Group” involved in illegal recruitment in the province of Nueva Ecija.