The controversy surrounding several ‘investment’ schemes in Palawan continues as around fifty cases of complaints from different individuals have been filed against the investment company ‘My Super Saver’ (MSS) on Thursday, September 22, according to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
The Bureau said the complainants specifically drew up statements on the issue of unreleased ‘pay-outs’, and NBI Palawan Chief Atty. Irvin Garcia said they are now seeking for the company’s response regarding the said complaints.
“Ang isang sinabi natin sa kanila (MSS) ay ibalik yung in-invest ng mga tao. Ngayon kung hindi nila maibalik, ipa-file natin yung kaso sa Office of the City Prosecutor. Ang maaaring kaso nila ay syndicated estafa,” Garcia explained. According to the Revised Penal Code, estafa is punishable by life imprisonment to death.
Garcia added that once a case is officially filed in Court against MSS, a way to withdraw it is for the company to return the investors’ money, otherwise, the company will be prosecuted under the law should the complaints be proven substantial. Either way, Garcia clarified, the company will have to return the money to the persons involved.
The NBI Chief also said he foresees a possible big problem for MSS as the company is believed to have a relatively big number of investors. “Ang problema lang, katulad diyan sa MSS, sa dami ng investors, kung marami pa magpa-file diyan, baka hindi nila makaya at baka ‘di na maibalik,” he said.
The complaints remain under investigation and await further development for potential filing under the Office of the Prosecutor. Palawan News has also sought the side of MSS but there is no response yet from the company as of this writing