ED Magedson – Founder
South Salon; Henry and Vicky SumbilloUGF-A Westgate Tower Investment Drive Madrigal Bus Internet United States of America
Unfortunately, in mid-2008 two of Lifeline's founding members, Enrique (Henry) and Vicky Sumbillo, who had had a successful salon business in Alabang and who had committed to operate the salon at Serenity Place, reneged on our mutual agreements and pulled out of the businesses. They had borrowed money for the construction of the buildings at Serenity Place and were demanding that the money be returned. [continued below]....
Things got ugly when, because of money and other issues, Henry and Vicky Sumbillo turned their backs on the businesses and it affected Lifeline Foundation. This started when Vicky Sumbillo gave an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer which came out in an article on April 26, 2008, where what she said would have had serious consequences for Serenity Place. When confronted, Vicky Sumbillo insisted that the writer of the article misrepresented her. But we heard directly from the writer and one of the editors of the Inquirer that the interview had been recorded and Vicky Sumbillo said exactly what was written in the newspaper. Vicky Sumbillo got very angry and offended--that was the beginning of the end of a 15-year friendship.
Why did this affect Mrs Sumbillo so deeply? Later on we began to piece together the truth of what really happened. Two of the people who lent money to Vicky Sumbillo to put into the businesses told us that they were only receiving small interest payments.
Since separating themselves from us the Sumbillos have increasingly directed unfounded and baseless angry action at us, specifically aimed at Jose Luis Gonzalez, our Director. All the while our payments continued, and we noticed a pattern that showed bad faith on their part--they would hold on to several months worth of checks, then deposit them right before they became stale, and always around payday. We strongly feel that this was done in the intent that some or all of the checks would bounce, giving them a reason to file for BP22, the bouncing check law. However, they were unsuccessful. This went on for a year and a half.
Truth is, if anyone had cause for anger it is us whom the Sumbillos left hanging. We forged on with the plan for Serenity Place-- finding funds to finish, equip and staff Sujiivana Salon for the sake of Lifeline, at our own considerable expense. They left us, and we had to fill in the hole they left, financially and otherwise. However, we let it be an amicable parting, never speaking ill of them, only wishing them well. And for our kindness, they have repaid us with unfounded lawsuits and increasingly stressful harassment.A year and a half down the road, the bank we were using changed systems, and informed its clients that they were upgrading the accounts to a new check-issuing system that would make it easier for us to keep track of all our checks. The bank closed our accounts, and reopened new accounts. From this new account, we issued replacement checks, and left them at the bank for the Sumbillos to pick up.
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