Omnibus Online-BNE - page 5

I am taking classes at Omnibus International College foundation. They are a private school in the Philippines, but have a site in Houston, TX where students can take their clinicals. I know they are... Read More

  1. by   twinkle12
    Here are two attachments of the Manila headline article about them.
    Attached Thumbnails
  2. by   twinkle12
    Here is another file attachment of that fake Omnibus nursing school.

    btw, Thanks goes out to kathy. She told me how to attach these files. Thanks!!!
    Last edit by twinkle12 on Nov 21, '08 : Reason: thanks to kathy.
    Attached Files page-34-top-
  3. by   twinkle12
    Kathy sent me a complete version of the manila headline article. These are more readable.
    Attached Files
  4. by   suzanne4
    To others here that are reading:

    Never assume that anything and everything is legal about a program just because the school tells you that it is. Here is definitive proof of what a program tried and actually got caught doing.

    Hopefully, they will face criminal charges in the Philippines. Fraud comes to mind for one thing and hopefully this wonderful sole will be required to return every single peso that he has taken in for programs that do not legally exist; as well as be required to donate an equal amount to children's charities there, as well as jail time.

    We can only hope for that. But the best part for me is that they can now be Googled all over the world and this will follow them for the rest of their life. Which also means problems getting out of the Philippines as well as he will not be wanted to enter anyplace else.
  5. by   twinkle12
    Rene Gaviola, the CEO of OLRA/ Omnibus, is actually in Houston, TX. I heard he lives in a rich neighborhood worth at least $1million, not pesos. He has been here for a while in the United States.
    I heard that he had a dentist office a few years back and was investigated as well about taking care of patients in Galveston in the wee hours of the morning- 2am and what not, that was why he was investigated previously and now is scamming people through nursing education.
    He is a major scam artists, not only in the Philippines, but in Texas.
  6. by   suzanne4
    When this hits the news here, he is going to be history. More than likely the government officials will go after him in both countries.

    A one million dollar home down there is not out of the ordinary, he had probably been doing things under the table or illegal for sometime. But with the Philippine government after him, the US will not be far behind for scams like this. They just are not tolerated.

    And hopefully, he never got citizenship here so then he could be deported back to the Philippines. And if they do a check to see where his money came from, then it can be confisgated as well if things are not on the up and up.

    Highly suspect that they are not. He deserves all that is going to be thrown at him. And do hope that he had an enjoyable holiday season, worried when the rug is going to slip out from under him.
  7. by   twinkle12
    I found out today that the Texas workforce commission dismissed the case against OLRA. I found out afterwards that Omnibus and OLRA are two different entities. So the representer of my case told me that they are still working on the case against Omnibus. I just got angry though because Omnibus and OLRA are the same thing!!! It is just a way of going around the law b/c I have been paying my tuition to OLRA, but my education is from Omnibus. This thing is a big headache. I just want it over with and have that office closed.
    Just to let you all know, my mom said she got my tuition reinbursed from the credit card co.... so at least I got some of it back.
  8. by   Ginger's Mom
    I am glad your mother got some money back, you did a big public service posting here.
    Have a good holiday.
  9. by   wayward
    FYI people. The owner of Manila Headlines, is involved in some fraudulent activities. He is part owner of a school in the Philippines, the KRC Review Center. Do some research. It's up to you to decide whether or not you would want to rely on information from this person whose credibility is very questionable. The main purpose of a newspaper is to provide readers with truthful news, not subjective, one-sided, and biased writeups.
  10. by   suzanne4
    The school in question is also being investigated over here as well as in the Philippines.

    Since this thread has served its purpose, it is being closed. No reason to drag anything more out with it.

    The school does not have CHED approval as they stated that they had even on their website, two year programs only get TESDA approval for the ADN. They did not have approval for a two year ADN program, only for the Practical Nurse program. Therefore, they could not offer an on-line program in the first place but they did.

    This has nothing to do with the newspaper that it was in, but what is actually going on.

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