(CMR) Caymanian Richard Powery recently did an expose with a Filipino broadcast journalist about his Filipina ex-girlfriend, Emelyn Cabbacan. Powery claims she was taking advantage of him. It turns out Cabbacan is a married woman with at least two young children.
In the 38-minute video Powery, a West Bay taxi driver, explained how he was duped into partially building her a house; yet never met her directly. The relationship started on social media and progressed from there.
Powery admits that he met her family and assisted her family with small financial gifts. He was coy about exactly how much he had given to the family but did give a considerable about towards the house that she was building. He gave her at least CI $7,949.54 or around $500,000 Philippine pesos.
During the discussion, it is discovered that Cabbacan is married with several children but said her husband does not help her and they are supposedly separated.
Raffy Tulfo explains to Powery that there is no such thing as divorce in the Philippines. Cabbacan for her part claims that he was always offering her money and she never asked for his help. However, Powery disagrees and has shown the talk show host evidence of her asking for help in building a house. The host asked her if she would be willing to give the money back that he invested in her home. She hesitates.
According to her, she lives in Singapore as a domestic helper. He offered on numerous occasions to visit her in Singapore but claims she always had some excuses as to why she was unavailable. Her facebook profile indicates she lives in Llagan, Isabela, Philippines. Powery believes that she had the entire thing planned after he reviewed all of their messages. He threatened to go on the program to expose her antics. In anticipation of this, she was watching the show constantly.
The host of the program, Raffy Tulfo, appears to be a no-nonsense Filipino journalist threatens to expose Cabbacan to her family and her employment agency.
In a second interview, Powery explains that the relationship fell apart after he noticed some salacious messages on her Facebook page from other men. She claims that he was jealous and overreacting. She stated that despite having not met him she still loved him.
At a later point in the video, she breaks down in tears claiming that she was not happy with him always asking her to video chat with him and show her private parts. For his part, Powery admits that he did indeed ask her to as they were in a relationship.
Eventually, the journalist threatens to go to her home town in an attempt to bring about a resolution. Her sister returned less than USD$2,000 thus far. The family agreed to pay the money back in installments.
Powery admits that he likes Filipina women and has had other relationships with others before. When asked how many of them were asked to take off their clothes Powery claims only Cabbacan because he thought this was a real relationship.
The show ends promising a Part 2!