‘China spying on PH through POGOs’

first_imgMeanwhile, Makati City police on Mondaysaid that the PLA IDs recovered from the Chinese shooters were not theirs. Sen. Richard Gordon made the inferenceafter information that the suspects in the shooting incident in Makati Citylast week carried PLA identification cards. MANILA – Members of the People’sLiberation Army (PLA) of China have allegedly used the Philippine offshoregaming operators (POGOs) in the country for intelligence gathering. “Hindirin member ng People’s LiberationArmy or Chinese military ang mgasuspects,” Makati City Police chief Police Colonel Rogelio Simon said. “Naniniwalaako na infiltrated ‘yan (POGO) ng PLA dahil ang laki-laki niyan. Ilagaymo na lang 200,000 ‘yan nanagtatrabaho dito, nakatigil dito,” Gordon said in an interview with DZBBon Monday. The Philippines has a territorialdispute with China involving parts of the vast South China Sea where someislands were guarded by Chinese ships. “The PLA are the biggestintelligence agency, mas malaki pa saAmerika,” added the senator. “Nakakabahalaitong nangyayari. Nagkakaroon sila ng baril, ng firing range. Nagkakapatayan sila (Chinese).” Gordon also pointed out that the Chinesespies were probably out to determine invasion areas and to ascertain thelocation of Philippine military bases, among others. “Nakuhanan lang sila ng mga personal belongings na may mga ID ng sinasabing identification cards ng PLA o Chinese army pero hindi sila ang mga sinasabing nasaID. Iba ang mga pangalan at iba rin angmga mukha,” he added./PNlast_img