Doesn’t espionage come to mind? | Inquirer Opinion

Doesn’t espionage come to mind?

/ 04:02 AM September 21, 2021

Michael Yang of the Pharmally scandal is a Chinese national doing business in Davao City. Mr. Duterte has trusted this man as a friend for decades, and in fact appointed him at one point as a “presidential adviser on economic affairs.” How that patently unlawful designation was justified by Malacañang is as clear as mud. Yang’s connection with the Chinese Communist Party is quite evident from the fact that a Chinese ambassador to the Philippines was said to have had no problem sleeping over in Yang’s house.

It would thus be the height of naivete for anyone to believe that Yang is only a businessman. Doesn’t espionage come to mind? Never mind the oxymoron, but is that part of the Armed Forces of the Philippines doing “military intelligence” okay with Yang traipsing the corridors of power and getting privy to practically everything that President Duterte has been doing all these years?


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