This is a supplement post to the story of Aman Investment in Pagadian.
Click the link below if you want to read some insights before Aman collapsed as well as the comments of investors and non-investors when this “investment” was still considered heaven sent.
Read on some of the arguments pro and anti Aman when Aman investment was at its peak, when it “closed” last September 26 leaving behind anguish and broken dreams in Pagadian City, the issuing confusion and the ‘promises’ given to the public, and finally, these days when government authorities are looking for the scam perpetrators who are all in hiding.
Just a few minutes ago the tv program of respected Philippine journalist Luchi Cruz Valdez Reaksyon TV 5 tackled Aman Future Trading in a mini documentary report. Some personalities were interviewed including Pagadian City Mayor Samuel Co, Aman investor Donna Coyme, a certain farmer who is also among the countless investors, as well as a letter from the lawyer and legal counsel of Aman named Isagani Laluna.
It’s really so sad, the story of the farmer who is now languishing in jail because of a series of unfortunate events which started when his money was not returned by Aman. He pawned their farm lot so he can invest at the prodding of his cousin, then his child got sick, and they have no money to pay for hospitalization. He attempted to withdraw the money but as you know, Aman closed his ‘business’ and the frontman Nonoy Luna was gone from Kawit, Pagadian along with the investors’ money. After the farmer buried his child, he went back home full of grief. Probably due to depression and too much anguished he run amok in the neighborhood forcing his neighbor to stop him and bring him to the police station. Now he is in jail.
How many are facing similar circumstances of life turned upside down because of Aman? How many lives were destroyed by trusting the wrong person with their hard-earned money? How many are now clinically depressed? Unsa ka daghan nga mga Pagadian nag prenda or nagbaligya sa ilang kayuta-an? sa gi-uma-han?
How will this Aman story ends?
Who should be held responsible for this happening in Pagadian?
An NBI officer was also interviewed and he said that they are already receiving complaints filed by more than 2,000 investors and now looking for the principal person Aman himself so they can serve the subpoena issued against Aman. But he is nowhere to be found.
Where is Aman? Who knows asa si Aman?
The Aman tv coverage ended with the reporter quoting the lawyer Laluna saying that his client Manuel Amalillo said that the investors will be “babayaran sa takdang panahon”. Yep, open-ended statement with no definite answers. Paasa lang again?
If you are an Aman investors will you believe that statement?
I hope you were able to watch the full docu report video from Reaksyon TV 5. If I can find a copy of Reaksyon TV 5 video on Aman Pagadian, I’ll update this post.
GMA NEWS REPORT on Aman Futures Trading
This is an earlier tv news report coverage by GMA 7 on primetime telecast which was aired last October 25 and anchored by Mike Enriquez, reported by John Consulta.
Kawawa yung ininterview umiiyak while relating her story to the GMA reporter. :/
UPDATE: Another news coverage from GMA 7 – October 28.
GMA News Reporter: Sa galit daw ng ilang mga nabiktima, sinunog umano yung bahay ng ilang mga kilalang tauhan ni Amalilio tulad nina Nonoy Luna at Nimfa Luna, halos wala na ngang natira sa bahay na eto (video of a burnt house was shown).
Latest news coverage via GMA News TV on program “Balitanghali” today October 30.
*More complaints are being filed in NBI.
*NBI urging those who know or have info on the whereabouts of Aman and his staff Nonoy and Nimfa Luna to report it to NBI.
Contact these numbers: NBI Manila (02) 5238231 or NBI Pagadian 09173271392
*News report started with the story of a man (an investor) running amok sa sobrang galit and accidentally (?) killing his neighbor in Pagadian.
I will update this post once I find copy of this GMA news tv coverage for 10/30/12. If you have the link please leave a comment so I can update this post. Thanks!
October 30 – Here is the newest Aman related news on GMA News TV:
UPDATE NOVEMBER 10!!!
Secretary of DILG has spoken! Secretary Mar Roxas directed authorities for a Full Probe on the Aman Investment that victimized thousands of people. An estimated 80% of the investors are Pagadianons, others are coming from other Mindanao and Visayas cities.
UPDATE: NOVEMBER 14, 2012 INQUIRER NEWS REPORT
12B GONE from AMAN INVESTORS
Source read from here: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/56132/thousands-gypped-in-p12-billion-scam
Sad, sad stories and cases as reported in Inquirer.net:
Teacher kills self after losing all his money in scam
November 15 news:
De Lima says Aman scam biggest in PH
Manila-based panel to handle all complaints against Aman Futures
November 18 Published Articles:
Aman Futures targeted the poor, presented business as ‘economic messiah’
Mindanao lawmaker calls for probe into pyramid scams
State of the Nation Address by Jessica Soho: EASY MONEY
Please take time to watch. This is the best discussion I’ve come cross on the topic:
HOW TO AVOID INVESTMENT SCAM from ANC program
November 23 Update on Aman from Inquirer:
Witnesses bare paper trail vs mayor:
December 27, 2012 UPDATE
A few minutes ago GMA 7 Saksi News Program run an update on Aman Future Trading. Fernando Luna finally went out of hiding and surrendered to the Department of Justice (DOJ). His lawyer said that Luna wants to become a state witness for the case. Luna was interviewed and plead that he was just a driver to Aman when he first joined AGPI and then was sort of promoted to become one of the Board of Directors. He said that Aman just hand him papers for signing etc.
The board of directors who have surrendered to authorities all wants to become State Witness. Tsk.Tsk.Tsk. If sila tanan mahimong State Witness kinsa nalang ang magukod sa kaso na si Amanlilio wala naman ig-kita? Hayyyyy naku.