Warning out vs. persons asking donations for ‘governor’s anti-drug drive’

The Office of the Governor of Negros Occidental is warning the public against persons asking for “donations for the anti-illegal drug campaign of Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr.”

Eric Loretizo, Executive Assistant IV, of the Governor’s Office, informed NDB last night that reports reached their office about this “budol-budol”, primarily targeting gasoline stations.

“Reports reached our office yesterday that a group of people, using Tagalog in their text messages, is doing the rounds of local gas service stations and their owners allegedly asking donations fo the Governor’s anti-drug campaign,” Loretizo said.

“Such effort to collect money using the name of the Governor’s Office is downright illegal and the public must be made aware of this bogus operation,” he added.

Ït was further reported that these people, in soliciting funds, entice gas station owners to do so in exchange for projects from the Capitol. They must have approached other businesses in the province,” he added.

Loretizo quoted the text message “that this apparent budol budol operators are sending out” to their prospective victims: “Mam...xxx...gud afernun .Mam sa office ito ni governor alfredo g, maranon jr, negros occ, mam kausapin kayo ni gov, tnx +63 956 218 1895”.

Loretizo said those who may have received the message or similar SMS must immediately report to authorities.*(Arman P. Toga)messages, is doing the rounds of local gas service stations and their owners allegedly asking donations fo the Governor’s anti-drug campaign,” Loretizo said.

“Such effort to collect money using the name of the Governor’s Office is downright illegal and the public must be made aware of this bogus operation,” he added.

Ït was further reported that these people, in soliciting funds, entice gas station owners to do so in exchange for projects from the Capitol. They must have approached other businesses in the province,” he added.

Loretizo quoted the text message “that this apparent budol budol operators are sending out” to their prospective victims: “Mam...xxx...gud afernun .Mam sa office ito ni governor alfredo g, maranon jr, negros occ, mam kausapin kayo ni gov, tnx +63 956 218 1895”.

Loretizo said those who may have received the message or similar SMS must immediately report to authorities.*(Arman P. Toga)

 

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