By NITZ ARANCON
THE local Public Employment Service Office (Peso) caught an alleged illegal recruiter at a restaurant on Yacapin Street near A. Velez Street at noon yesterday.
Peso chief Kathleen Kate Sorilla identified the suspect as 34-year-old Maricel Jorigue of Claveria, Misamis Oriental.
Sorilla said Jorigue has been illegally recruiting housemaids for Saudi Arabia.
Officials said they caught Jorigue with six companions at Mindy’s restaurant.
Jorigue’s arrest came after the local Peso received an inquiry about whether or not the suspect’s group was legitimate.
Sorilla said Jorigue was then “invited” for a meeting at Mindy’s where she was subsequently arrested.
Jorigue denied that she was into illegal recruitment, adding that she was merely working for one Hijam Mamailao of Marawi City.
Officials brought Jorigue to a police station where she is being interrogated at presstime.