Foundation warns vs Noynoy Aquino text scam

Posted at 07/12/13 12:42 PM

MANILA - Warning to the public: there is no such thing as a President Benigno Aquino Foundation and it does not give away prizes.

In a statement, the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation, Inc. (NCAF) warned the public of a new text scam soliciting contributions and fees from an alleged “President Benigno Aquino Foundation” or “President Noynoy Aquino Foundation in exchange for certain cash prizes.

"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," the foundation said.

NCAF president and executive director Rafael Lopa said the 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.

He urged the public not to entertain the fraudulent messages.