Of late, the Philippine Press Institute (PPI, also known as the national association of newspapers, has been receiving a barrage of complaints from supposed victims of a scam from an office or group pretending to be PPI, or from individuals claiming to be PPI employees --- via email, sms, facsimile, or any other form or mode of communication using PPI's name and its appurtenances to be able to extort.
No such things came from our office in Intramuros. These are fake - and coming from posers and charlatans. Victims, would-be victims, and the public in general are warned not to cooperate with these (fake) people or groups by (not) giving in to their absurd claims and demands.
Please report to the PPI Sectetariat any such blatant, malicious, and evil efforts to malign the 64-year old organization or use its name for their own interests by making hapless and innocent victims fall into their traps.
We are keeping and documenting proofs of complaints alongside fake letters or messages as we have already consulted the NBI for necessary action.
We (the active and regular Members, Board, and Secretariat) remain the true and authentic Philippine Press Institute whose lone office is located at Room 206, Banco Filipino Condominium, Aduana Street, Intramuros, Manila with telephone numbers 5279632, 5274478, and 5273390 (fax) and email address email@example.com.
Ariel C. Sebellino
PPI Executive Director