Senator Gordon Believes POGO Covers For China Spies
CHINA – Senator Richard Gordon claimed that Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) may be a cover for China spies.
Until now, China hasn’t withdrawn its claims over the West Philippine Sea despite the ruling of the Arbitral Tribunal 2016. The Chinese operations on the disputed island continued and some of the islands were guarded by Chinese ships.
Aside from that issue, the Filipinos were also having problems with the Chinese workers in the country. In a previous article, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) recently repatriated illegal Chinese POGO workers in China.
PAGCOR said they will closely cooperate with the Chinese law enforcement authorities to arrest Chinese who with criminal records who are currently working on POGO. Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan previously called for the immediate closure of the online gaming industry.
“Bastusan na ito. We call for the immediate deportation of all Chinese nationals involved in prostitution, corruption, bribery, and other illegal activities,” he said.
Senator Richard Gordon was recently interviewed on “Dobol B Sa News TV.” Based on a report from GMA News, he said he believed that the members of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have access to POGO. He claimed that China’s intelligence network is gathering information in the country.
“Naniniwala ako na infiltrated ‘yan (POGO) ng PLA dahil ang laki-laki niyan. Ilagay mo na lang 200,000 ‘yan na nagtatrabaho dito, nakatigil dito,” he said.
According to the report, Senator Gordon noted that the PLA is even bigger than the United States. “Peoples Liberation Army, napakalakas niyan sa China… they are the biggest intelligence agency, mas Malaki pa sa Amerika,” he said.
The politician pointed out that the spies from China are probably looking for invasion areas and to find the location of the Philippine military bases. He also mentioned the recent shooting in Makati City involving Chinese nationals. The authorities found an PLA identification cards from the suspects.
“Bakit sila may baril? Nakakabahala itong nagyayari. Nagkaroon sila ng baril, ng firing range. Nagkakapatayan sila (Chinese),” said Gordon.
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