Around 700 Filipinos based in Barcelona had to forego their trip back to the Philippines after they were duped by a kababayan who allegedly pocketed the money they paid for plane tickets.
“Yung mga binayad raw naming pera ay hindi raw napupunta sa KLM, hindi napabayad, ibinulsa ng mga ahensyang yan,” said Romeldo Sangalang.
Sangalang and 16 other members of his family were among the hundreds allegedly victimized by Victor Martin Ordonez Jimenez.
Many used their savings while others borrowed money just to buy the 680 to 880 euros per ticket from KLM.
The victims blame the travel agencies that sold them the tickets. However, the agencies stressed that they were also victimized by Jimenez.
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