MANILA, Philippines?Singer Nina has sued the parents of her former boyfriend, fellow singer Nyoy Volante, for nonpayment of a P550,000 loan.
In a four-page complaint dated May 8 which she filed at the Quezon City Prosecutors Office, Nina (Marifel Nina Girado in real life) charged Evangeline and Oliver Volante with estafa.
On top of this, Oliver was accused of violating Batas Pambansa Bilang 22 or the bouncing check law.
Nina, a resident of Barangay Paligsahan in Quezon City, said she came to know the Volantes through their son, Nyoy, her former boyfriend.
She added that in 2007, the couple borrowed P1.4 million from her. The following year, Oliver issued several checks as payment for their debt. Some of the checks, however, bounced, she said.
Nina further stated that in July 2008, she entered into a compromise agreement with the couple under which Evangeline immediately paid her P300,000 in cash.
The couple also agreed to settle the balance of P1.1 million in monthly installments?from Aug. 20, 2008 to Feb. 20, 2010, she added. They later gave her 19 postdated checks which were signed by Oliver.
Nina said that although she was able to cash some of the checks, some?which totaled P550,000?
were not honored due to insufficient funds.
?Finally, spouses Volante, by means of deceit and acting in conspiracy, induced me to sign the compromise agreement when in fact they do not [intend] to faithfully comply with the terms and conditions of the agreement,? she added.
When contacted by the Inquirer, Oliver said that his lawyer had advised him not to comment on the matter at this time.