Dance instructor jailed for ‘extorting’ P750K from widow

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MANILA, Philippines —A dance instructor’s plan of gliding back to his hometown in style went awry when he was arrested late Tuesday night in an entrapment operation for allegedly extorting P750,000 from a 60-year-old widow in Quezon City.

Reno Terez, 43, of Alson Street in Barangay (village) North Fairview, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that he was only asking for help from his former regular customer Erlinda Nejal, of the Neopolitan Subdivision in Fairview and denied he was blackmailing her.

According to reports from the Quezon City Police District Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (QCPD-CIDU), Terez was arrested at around 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, along Commonwealth Avenue in North Fairview where he was scheduled to meet with Nejal for the money.

His arrest stemmed from Nejal’s complaint that Terez tried on Tuesday morning to blackmail her into giving him P750,000. The amount, Nejal claimed, was to ensure that he would not spread rumors about what was supposed to be their previous intimate relationship.

Nejal was able to haggle down the price to just P250,000 and set a meeting with him several hours after he allegedly demanded the money. The widow immediately sought the help of the police who set up the entrapment operation using boodle money. As soon as the exchange was completed, the QCPD-CIDU personnel pounced on Terez.

“I was desperate. I needed the money so I could go back home,” Terez told the Philippine Daily Inquirer, referring to his hometown in Misamis Occidental.

He said that Nejal replaced him as her dance instructor a month ago and that he had not been faring well financially since. They had been dance partners, he said, for five years. “I have not had a decent meal since she (Nejal) suddenly replaced me. All I was asking from her was help,” he explained.

Terez told the Inquirer that he was not thinking clearly when he wrote and sent her a note asking for P750,000. “I was just asking for help so I could settle down and maybe I mentioned something about our closeness but I never intended to blackmail her,” he maintained.

Asked why he needed the large amount of money, he said that he had a family in the province and would have settled for even P50,000.

Terez remains detained at the QCPD-CIDU holding cell and is facing an extortion charge in the city prosecutor’s office.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W6H5DZKUQTUASP4S6CGTK7B3E4 kevin

    Humirit ka pa bugok….

  • Sugbuanon86

    Sabi ko na nga ba eh.

    Etong mga matronang ang hihilig sa ballroom dancing, eh alam naman natin na pakikipag-landian lang sa mga DI ang pakay nila.

    Yucks.

    • http://www.pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/ Pulis Na Pogi

       ano masama doon?  di ka rin siguro, kaya lang wala kang matronang kliyente kaya wala kang pera! hahahaha

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NK45FSERDNP42R527PYPDWM6FA Cebuanodiay

      sugbuanon ano ginagawa mo dito? sinusweldohan ka para banatan si PNoy hindi para mag comment sa mga chismis!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ELTWKJPUAIB6ANDT4KSL7BSATA Shalani

    ini imagine ko tuloy si aling dionesia

  • KonsensyaNgBayan

    Reno Terez, 43, of Alson Street in Barangay (village) North Fairview, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that he was only asking for help from his former regular customer Erlinda Nejal, of Neopolitan Subdivision in Fairview, and denied he was into blackmail.

    NA -EDIT BA ITO NG HIGH PAYING SALARY EDITOR NG INQUIRER!!

    Nejal remains detained at the QCPD-CIDU holding cell and is facing an extortion charge in the City Prosecutor’s Office.

    BAKIT SI NEJAL ANG NA-DETAIN?…

    • http://www.facebook.com/ian.agarin Ian Agarin

       nyahahahaha!!! NoseBleed ako dito hehehehehehe!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYAZBOJYIUCRLWTYJBORBVTTOI boyfarmer

       proof read

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QA264KB7TICWJ5LQG5ZXN6CM2Y ruel

      hahaha..ang galing ng inquirer!

    • GustoKoHappyKa

      Baka Intern lang nag sulat nyan hahahaha

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BXPFY2NP3KNS6XLFTXA47GIKMQ Rodolfo

       Bakit nga si Nejal ang kinulong eh, siya ang nagpahuli di ba ? Ano ba yan ? hay , ginoo !  mahirap palang magsumbong sa pulis dito baka ikaw pa ang ikulong !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44JMK2UGPXICPBKLDGLKPXLXWQ Loy

    I am sure, natutulog sa pansitan ang News Editor. Ewan ko ba naman kun bakit ilan taon ng ganyan ang mga news eh di pa pinapalitan ang News Editor.  Bukod sa mga facts, dami pa lagi mali ang syntax.  Tawag ko nga dyan eh tabloid masquerading as a broadsheet.  Ay naku, Manang Letty, kailan ka gigising?

  • jolly_baby

    After all the effort yung babae pa pala nakulong hahahhahahahha!!!!!! See last paragraph.

    “Nejal remains detained at the QCPD-CIDU holding cell and is facing an extortion charge in the City Prosecutor’s Office.

     

  • jolly_baby

    Pag binago pa to ng inquirer tanggalin na sa pwesto proof editor! Nakakailan na kayo.

  • SignTheWaiverNow

    “Terez told the Inquirer that he was not thinking clearly when he wrote the note she sent to her asking for P750,000. “I was just asking for help so I could settle down and maybe I mentioned something about our closeness but I never intended to blackmail her,” he maintained.”
    ———————

    Jeanette Andrade! anong pinagsasabi mo dito?

    HE WAS NOT THINKING CLEARLY WHEN HE WROTE THE NOTE SHE SENT TO HER???

    WTF!

    • jolly_baby

       
      Hahahhahahha oo nga no… HE na naging SHE… hahahhahaha… tandaan nyo name ha “Jeannette I. Andrade”

    • rjimenez1226

      ang saya no…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VJSCQD7VXYX6Z5O2TLGGN3FQLQ jun c

     Terez was arrested at around 9:30 p.m., 
    Nejal remains detained at the QCPD-CIDU holding cell and is facing an extortion charge in the City Prosecutor’s Office.

    ???

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BXPFY2NP3KNS6XLFTXA47GIKMQ Rodolfo

       He he he he … bakit ganoon ?

  • GustoKoHappyKa

    Matanda na yung DI hahaha nakahanap ng mas batang DI si Lola..

  • KarlosRegaza

    Ganun lang ang buhay.. Weder-weder. Yung “ginagamit lang ang katawan” para magkapera, habang bata pa tumudo na. Dahil pag nakatikim ang isa ng mas bata pa. Ayay, babay agad! Hahaha.

    Pwede rin, reinvent yourself. hahaha

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/WC5IJSKXTZLNM3AV3VGPMM4O7Y ero

    ano ba yan Jeannette over excited kana sa Date mo tonight hahahah … si nejal na ang na extort  siya pa ang na detained haha. 

    ” Nejal remains detained at the QCPD-CIDU holding cell and is facing an extortion charge in the City Prosecutor’s Office”

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BXPFY2NP3KNS6XLFTXA47GIKMQ Rodolfo

       Bwaaahahahaha…. back to grade school !

    • magiting78

      Mukhang tama naman ah..Terez naman yung nka detained?????

      • jolly_baby

         Pinalitan na kasi..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FMILZVJMPLRYOGFXL6PPNEVS24 Mike Arroyo

    Palpak ang balita na ito.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYG36KOOLRY47VA3ICPJJ5CQTQ ADD

    Sabog na mga writer at editor ng Inquirer, magaling lang ito sa self-appreciation at self serving kudos to themselves during their anniversary.

    Mas mataas kasi sweldo sa call center kaya dun naglipana ang mga magagaling na writer. Latak na lang natira sa Inquirer.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZUGKMNYSK2ZSSS4B2LVNDWP5XM lagalag

    Nejal was detained for corruption of minor.hahahahahahah.joke

  • gyvv

    … “i was desperate”.daw.. everybody is desperate, .. why dont you work like everyone else in an honest manner.. now, you will “work” with inmates… anlaki pa naman ng amount = time spent in jail…

  • Noel

    The guy could have a video with the widow as blackmail.  

  • batangpaslit

    kung intimate dati sila, bakit nia naman tinataga ang dati niang dance student-lover?
    ungas sia

  • anu12345

    60 year old widow naman pala at to spread rumors about it, eh ano pang-blackmail doon? Video? I’m not interested to watch it. Sorry.

  • jabadong

    Bugbogin bading na yan sa kulongan

  • jolly_baby

    Tinangal na rin name ng writer.. nahiya na ata.

  • nakatutok

    o ayan VOKKIN, ingat sa mga BF mong DI at baka ma blackmail ka din…

  • jawaini

    hanip ka na man terez..hihingi ka lang ng tulong 750k…ano ka siniswerte…dyan ka sa kulungan humingi ng tulong..cgurado tulungan ka nilang malumpo…todas ka…

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