Sunday, October 30, 2016

Erika Manalang Rivera, Pampanga

Engineer Erika Manalang Rivera - the scammer in hiding. Hindi na ko magugulat kung isang araw mabalitaan ko na lang na isa na 'tong sikat na scammer/ swindler sa Philippines ganyan. But I did my part. I tried my best to warn people para hindi na maulit at hindi siya sumikat. haha!

Ito 'yung first life lesson ng 2017 sa'kin na ilalagay ko rito sa blog ko. hehe. 


Erika: kung wala ng pake sa'yo. Wag ka na mang bwisit. Nag-deactivate siya ng Instagram so K, fine, diba? Hinayaan na tapos hindi na nga siya pinapakialaman nagtag pa siya dyan ng picture sa'min sa Instagram. Para saan? Para ipakita na may Instagram account na naman siya? Seryoso, san kaya siya humuhugot ng kapal ng mukha? Gusto talaga hinahabol siya eh, pero oh well, sorry pero wala na kong pake.



Kung wala akong pake, para san pa 'to? Para sa sarili ko. 'Cause I've learned a lot from this friend turned nightmare turned lesson. hehehe. So I'm sharing them to you. At syempre, to protect yourself na rin if ever kayo maging biktima ng babaeng 'to. 


Trust but be careful who you trust. 

Ayun na nga, this is because I have always been blessed with the right persons to trust. All along, I thought trusting people was the easiest thing to do until I met her. Ito 'yung isa sa mga napag-usapan namin ng isa kong friend, "Paano pala, noh kung sa trauma namin sa kanya, hindi na namin magawang magtiwala sa ibang tao?" Which is, you know, hindi naman mangyayari. I'll choose to trust no matter what but I'll be more cautious this time. Ngayon lang kasi talaga ko naka-encounter ng tao na walang ibang motive kundi mang deceive right from the start so, ito pala 'yun, ang mahal naman ng experience! hahaha. Pero this is a lifetime learning for me. Babalik naman 'yan for sure. Eventually pero 'yung trust na binigay dun sa pinagbigyan na nanloko? Hmmmm.... 


Wanting less is a better blessing than having more. 

After posting my first post about her, I've received several PMs and DMs coming from some people she borrowed money from whom she didn't pay as well even from those people who know her and are asking me updates. This goes for all of us though. We have to be careful with our money. Control urges ganyan. Ibang usapan kasi talaga pag utang para sa luho lalo na kung di naman kayang bayaran tas manloloko ka pa. Tsktsk. I know for a fact that I have also been reckless with my spending habits these past months and Erika was my wake-up call. But let's start over, Finance Department. hehe. Control lang! Kasi naman 'yung gala at pagkain minsan sobrang mapanukso! hehehe. 


Not committing a sin is not enough. You also have to do good. 

Actually kasi galing ako sa retreat kahapon kayo anghel anghelan na naman ang peg ko ngayon. This is the good thing that I am doing to mankind - layo na kay Erika. Char. Hahahha! Haaaaay. Makikilala mo talaga ang tao kapag pera na usapan, noh? Ayun na nga diba, nag donate na ko sa feeding program. :))) This is a thank you to all those who responded and tried to help us find her but she's so magaling and professional and I'm so pagod of running after her. hahaha! We're all good people, you all know that, right? Kaya nasa'tin ang challenge. Di bale, may good karma para sa'tin na gumagawa ng maganda. Hindi pa lang natin siguro makita ngayon 'yung dahilan pero meron 'yan. 


Don't let anyone hold your peace. 

So pinapa-demanda siya at meron pang nagsabi sa'kin na takot kasi ako kaya ayoko mag-demanda. Uhmm, hindi ba pwedeng kasi mas vina-value ko 'yung peace of mind? I'm letting things go 'cause I deserve my peace and not because I am afraid. Bakit ako matatakot? Kung meron dapat matakot, siya 'yun. I know that she has to be punished but I don't want to exert effort, waste money and energy to file a case (though I was really so close filing estafa and falsification of documents) against her. Hindi siya worthy sa kahit anong attention na ibibigay ko sa kanya. Yup, ganun siya kawalang kwenta. Kaya hayaan ko na lang siyang mabuhay ng nagtatago at araw-araw isipin mga kasalanan niya sa'min. Though, asa! Walang kosensiya 'yun. haha. As for me, okay na ko, hayaan ko na 'to. Positive vibes plith! Magbayad kung magbayad. Hindi kung hindi. But I'm no longer running after her. I'll leave it to karma. I deserve my peace. 


Value your loved ones more than anything in this material world. 

Ang dali kasing masilaw at maging selfish lalo na sa mundo na puno ng commercialism e, noh? Anong gagawin namin kung mas pinili niya 'yung mga luho niya at magpa impress sa mga tao dahil may bago na naman siyang mamahaling gamit na nabili? This whole issue is not about money eh. Naging pera lang kasi 'yun 'yung reason kung pano namin nakilala 'yung pagkatao niya. Hindi kagaya ng magnanakaw or ng snatcher na kinuhanan ka lang talaga ng pera o gamit, itong babaeng 'to, in-approach kaming lahat with panloloko in mind. Gets? 'Yung akala mong kaibigan mo e sasaksakin ka pala sa likod. Kaya ayun, we're lucky to have those people na sincere sa'tin kaya we should be thankful for them always. 


I've forgiven myself for trusting the wrong person and I hope and I pray that it won't happen again and to anyone. 



As life prepares me for the bigger things, it has already exposed me to swindlers that is, unfortunately, rampant in this society. Salamat, Erika Manalang Rivera dahil sa'yo nalaman ko ulit na ang dami ko pa palang hindi alam pagdating sa pakikipag-kapwa at pagbibigay ng tiwala. hehe. Salamat sa warning, universe! 


 Ingat tayo, guys! There are so many types of people out there that will try to unfairly get our hard-earned money. May we always meet trustworthy people! May the universe favor the good always. hehehe! :D


Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny. - Mahatma Gandhi.


Be careful of our words kasi in one way or another, nagma-materialize talaga. LESSON LEARNED. HEHEHE. :D




EDIT: Wala siyang nagawa, and she has paid her debt already. The problem is I've received a lot of messages asking me to post this again 'cause she still hasn't paid her debt to them plus for prevention na rin if ever my next victims. This is my second post and I've deleted the first which has the whole story of how she tricked us.  This is now posted October 30, 2016, the day we met her. hehehe. 

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