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Prov’l gov’t warns barangay officials vs scammers

May 11, 2023

LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN —The provincial government has warned the public against an individual, who had been selling raffle tickets to barangay officials in the province, supposedly to enable them to attend a convention in this capital town.

In a public advisory posted on the provincial government’s social media page, Governor Guico said his office did not authorize anyone to sell tickets for the program, which will be held at the Sison Auditorium on June 23, 2023.

“This is a clear modus operandi of that individual to scam people just to make money,” Governor Guico said.

Reports reaching the Governor’s Office indicated that the individual, who identified himself as Engr. Jong Cervantes, visited several barangay halls in the town of Laoac on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, and told barangay officials that they had to buy P3,000 worth of raffle tickets to be able to attend the convention.

A barangay official immediately called the Governor’s Office and found out that the sale of raffle tickets was unauthorized.

The incident was also reported to the Laoac Police Station, which immediately informed all police stations, local government units and barangay officials in the province about the scammer. (PangasinanPIO)