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Gordon: Why is Palace ‘hurt’ when China is involved in issues?


Senator Richard Gordon on Monday questioned why the Palace seems “hurt” whenever China is involved in issues in the Philippines.

The senator’s statement follows presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo’s request for him to share his information on the alleged involvement of Chinese nationals in money laundering activities.

“If the good senator has information on that, I think they should provide us with intelligence reports so that we can pursue their line of belief on that matter,” Panelo told reporters.

Last week, Gordon revealed that Chinese nationals brought in $188 million in cold cash to the country thanks to their co-conspirators and protectors in the Philippine government.

“When I expose something like that, hindi naman ako nagpapasabog. Hindi ko naman ugali na magpasabog dito e. ‘Pag nag-imbestiga tayo, talagang masusi,” Gordon said.

“Magpaliwanag kayo kung anong ginawa diyan, ‘di ba? Hindi naman pasabog ‘yan. Bakit ba sila nasasaktan tuwing China ang involved?”

The Bureau of Customs also revealed in a report to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III that suspected syndicates, some from China, brought in $370 million in cash to the Philippines last year.

In his report, Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero said the suspected syndicates were protected by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police. —LDF, GMA News

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