Becky Aguila, manager of Angel Locsin, Jennylyn Mercado, and Valerie Concepcion, lost P2.5M to alleged members of the notorious Budol-Budol Gang. This story was featured in the early evening newscast Wednesday. Becky Aguila said the suspects duped her into buying ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…“pearl enhancersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â worth P2.5 million. Pearl enhancers are pieces of jewelry on which the pearls are mounted in a design. The talent manager said she met the suspects, separately when they inquired about a piece of property she was selling.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…“They befriended me and talked about the production of cultured pearls,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Becky Aguila recalled. And then, Becky said, they informed her that they would like to find buyers for their pearl enhancers, “which turned out to be cans of potted meat.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â This style is often used by members of Budol Budol Gang.