I am Ayako Sasaki, the former CEO of BAYSIDE ENGLISH CEBU, moved to Cebu, Philippines eight years ago with my 4-year old son, Rio (nickname).
On August 15, 2012, I opened an English Language school in Mactan, Island Cebu Philippines named BAYSIDE ENGLISH CEBU INC. (An ESL School). This means other foreign students like Japanese, Korean Chinese etc. who had the strong determination to learn English from Filipino teachers are welcomed to study.
This Philippine English study abroad boomed in Japan and became prosperous, so by 2013, I was able to open the second school campus in Punta Engaῇo named PREMIUM CAMPUS which is located along the sea.
In January 2016, we bought a 1.1 hectares of land in Cordova, Cebu as the third campus of Bayside English Cebu, and I started to build a 4-storey school building with student’s dormitory and soon to be an international school for Filipinos in the future.BAYSIDE ENGLISH CEBU really worked on this project for our dreams.
However, in just three months, from Nov 2016 to Feb 2017 , I lost the management rights, company assets, and private funds of 30 million pesos (604,000$) including my parents’ funds.
In connection with the language school BAYSIDE ENGLISH CEBU which I established in Cebu, Philippines, in 2012, I would like to report and share this open letter through Blogs.
On January 11, 2017, I was forced to resign as CEO/Owner and was compelled to surrender the management rights of Bayside English Cebu. Then I was intimidated and ordered to leave the Philippines.
Since then, I suffered from emotional distress that I isolated myself and stopped communicating to anyone. Many of my friends and acquaintances have been reaching me out and asked my whereabouts and my sudden disappearance from the Philippines and also Japan, but I chose not to say anything. It was a traumatic experience that fear won me over. I sincerely ask an apology and understanding to everyone for my weakness and for making my Bayside family greatly worried.
I am going to inform you all through social networkings about what really happened to Bayside English Cebu and me from November 2016 to the beginning of 2017.
For a year, I have been visiting legal institutions and police stations here in the Philippines and Japan asking for legal advice on filing case/s pertaining to the incidents that occurred in a period of three months between November 2016 and February 2017. As of the legal advice of the police officers and lawyers, the case should be taken for criminal prosecution.
Currently I am working to file a legal complaint in the Philippines and hopefully Japan as well. However, I find it difficult and expensive to file in Japan due to economic circumstances, After the case is filed in the Philippines, my life might be in danger.
Moreover, the reasons why I am disclosing this information on social media are the following: First is to secure the safety of my life since I am fighting this alone in the Philippines. Second is I want to share this case to the different media outlets in the Philippines, Korea and Japan to seek public opinion which can be helpful in the criminal complaints.
I will be writing down and narrating about what happened to me and my family as well BAYSIDE ENGLISH CEBU based on the truth only. I would be pleased if you are going to read it.
Finally, I would like to apologize for the sudden disappearance without explaining anything to Filipino employees who worked hard for BAYSIDE ENGLISH CEBU. At the same time, I would like to express my gratitude to the Filipino teaching and Non-teaching staff, and to the marketing staff for supporting BAYSIDE ENGLISH CEBU with all their hearts during 5 years while I was the CEO/Owner.
I strongly hope you share my blog for justice to be served right to many people concerned.