Jay Sonza Arrested Due to Estafa, Syndicated and Large Scale Illegal Recruitment

Former broadcaster Jay Sonza has been detained

JAY SONZA – A spokesperson from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) has confirmed that the former broadcaster has been arrested due to estafa and syndicated and large-scale illegal recruitment.

Reporter Zyann Ambrosio shared on X (formerly Twitter) that BJMP Spokesperson Jayrex Bustinera mentioned that Sonza is being held at the Quezon City Jail quarantine facility in Payatas, Quezon City. Earlier, Glenn Ricarte, Assistant Director of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), said that they initially had Sonza in their custody before handing him over to the BJMP.

As reported separately by ABS-CBN News, it has been two weeks since the controversial host was arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI). Ricarte explained that Sonza was on his way to Hong Kong, however, immigration officials stopped him from leaving the country because there is a pending case against him for estafa. The BI also detained Sonza after discovering that there is an active arrest warrant for him due to his involvement in syndicated and large-scale illegal recruitment.

Jay Sonza
Photo: MSN

Meanwhile, Jay Sonza, whose real name is Jose Yumang Sonza, is a journalist and former newscaster with a rich and diverse career. He is currently 67 years old. Sonza pursued his education at the University of Mindanao and the University of the Philippines System.

As a prominent figure in the media landscape, Sonza made significant contributions to journalism. He held the role of station manager at the terrestrial television station UNTV from 2004 to 2009. Throughout his career, he hosted and anchored several notable programs, showcasing his journalistic prowess. Apart from his media career, Jay Sonza has ventured into politics.

For more news and the latest updates, feel free to visit Newspapers.ph more often as well as our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Leave a Comment