The Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation, Inc. (NCAF) on Friday warned the public about a circulating text scam using the foundations supposedly named as “President Benigno Aquino Foundation” and “President Noynoy Aquino Foundation.”
“NCAF notifies the public, its friends, and partners that there are no such foundations registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and neither are there any solicitation campaigns of such nature being conducted by NCAF,” NCAF president and executive director Rafael Lopa said in an emailed statement.
Lopa said the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation does not engage in activities contained in the text scam.
“The scam is currently being perpetrated through text messages, victimizing unknowing mobile phone subscribers by soliciting contributions and fees… in exchange for certain cash prizes,” he said.
“We sincerely ask that the public not to engage or entertain such fraudulent messages,” Lopa added.
NCAF is a foundation primarily geared towards nation-building seeking to espouse the core values exemplified in the lives of Sen. Ninoy Aquino and President Cory Aquino. — Rouchelle R. Dinglasan/RSJ, GMA News