MANILA – A member of the Gaisano family has asked the assistance of the National Bureau of Investigation in running after a primary suspect in a PHP3.2-billion investment case.

In a letter dated September 7, Valerie Gaisano-Sebastian asked NBI director Eric Distor to look into information that suspect Wong Chung Yin, alias David Wong, is hiding in Taiwan.

“Recently, we received information that the subject Wong … is in hiding in Taiwan. Even if Interpol did issue a Red Notice against said Wong Chun Yin, we find it appropriate to actively involve your office so that this ‘fugitive from justice’ may finally be arrested to face trial,” Gaisano-Sebastian’s legal counsel, lawyer Jose Mariano Tan, told the NBI.

Tan said his client is also offering a reward money to anyone who can provide further information that can lead to Wong’s arrest.

“Our client is willing to give a reward of PHP2 million for any information that will lead to his (Wong’s) eventual arrest,” Tan said.

Wong leads the list of suspects facing syndicated estafa charges after their company DW Capital Inc. (DWCI) allegedly defrauded Gaisano-Sebastian in an investment anomaly.

Others named suspects are Derwin Wong, Derick Wong, Diane Wong, Davidson Wong, Lucy Chua, Juvy Ting, Susan Lu, Beverly Ansay and Leonardo Marsan.

In her complaint, Gaisano-Sebastian claimed that DW Capital had committed “unauthorized, fraudulent and deceitful acts” when it allegedly traded her shares of stocks without her knowledge and consent.

The missing shares were discovered in July 2017 and the proceeds of the unauthorized sale of shares were allegedly diverted to Wong and most of his family, who are his co-accused and executives of DWCI.

Derwin was arrested in April last year, while Davidson was nabbed last January in Madrid, Spain.

On Oct. 9, 2019, the NBI informed the Gaisano camp that David, along with Diane, Davidson, and Derick Wong were already included in red notices issued by the Interpol. (PNA)