I was eavesdropping and heard this problem. A lady’s cousin let somebody borrow her name to a friend. She must have trusted this friend so much that she let her use it. I guess the friend wanted to go abroad, she couldn’t go abroad with her last name because the sister had a bad record. She felt that if she will go to the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) office to get a clearance she can’t get it. Maybe the sister also had the same problem using other peoples name. Just a thought.
So when she got the name already borrowed from the owner she will then have the birth certificate. Nowadays to have a birth certificate and can be use you have to go to the NSO (National Statistics Office) office to have it authenticated so that it can be accepted. Also you can get more copies of your birth certificate there and it’s already authenticated too. You just show the original one and you can request some more copies then. Anyway, I guess the friend had all that and started her paperwork to work abroad. I had a feeling while listening to them that the friend must have promised a lot of cash for her to agree to it. The lady finally got a visa to work abroad. She had a contract to work there (I didn’t hear what country she went to) for 2 years. That was the contract she agreed upon with her employer. After 2 years of working abroad the lady went home to the Philippines. While the lady was in the Philippines, the owner of the name told her that she doesn’t want her name to be used anymore and she wants for her to return all the papers and stuff. The lady that is using the identity just didn’t mind the owner. Two months after her vacation the lady that used the identity went abroad again without the knowledge of the owner’s name. She was mad then. She wants the lady now to be deported. So with the owner of the name’s reaction I doubt if the lady gave her money for using her name because why she wants her name back? I was gonna join with their conversation, but I refrain myself I don’t want them to misinterpret what I say to them.
So that got me thinking it must be a lot of case here in the Philippines for that. Now how would a person get back her own identity? Gosh, why on earth would somebody loan their identity to someone else? Is it desperation to get some money for their name? Lots of thought played my head after I heard this. To be honest I don’t think the owner can really get it. Unless maybe she will go to the police and report it. Or maybe she can report to the employment office.
What do you think guys? Do you know of somebody too that happen like this?