TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- A teacher of a university in Tuguegarao is facing charges for alleged swindling after he asked for money from students in return of a passing grade.
In a report, Senior Superintendent Warren Tolito, Cagayan provincial police chief, identified the teacher as certain Alexander de Asis Urbano, 47, and a resident of Centro Northwest in Solana town.
Initial reports showed that the victims, identified as Jaypee Balason, 19, Gary Estrada, 19, and Arnel Gabatino III, 18, all students of University of Cagayan Valley, were allegedly told by Urbano to give him P3,200 so they can pass his subject.
The students said Urbano earlier told the class almost half of them failed his subject, prompting them to ask him for remedy.
Police said the students also pleaded Urbano to ask their classmates who also failed in his subject to share in the amount but was refused to.
After the Urbano’s refusal, the victims then sought for help from Shirley Domingo, the college dean, who later advised them to report the incident to the police.
Urbano was caught in Centro Northeast in Solana town. A cash amounting to P1,500, which was used by the students for the entrapment operation, was confiscated.