SOP ‘yan! Duterte says Chinese POGO workers can spy in Philippines all they want
From fishing inside the country’s seas to snooping on military bases, China can apparently do no wrong in President Rodrigo Duterte’s eyes.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo doused fears by his security men that the hundreds of thousands of illegal Chinese workers in Philippine offshore gaming operators could be spying on military bases near their offices.
“The President said, countries do spy on each other, that’s I think SOP for all countries,” said Panelo in a briefing.
“The President said that with respect to the proximity. President said any foreign national working here, group, need not be near the military camps in order to get intelligence, because considering the high-tech, even if you are 1,000 miles away, they can spy on us if they want…’Di ba marami silang satellite?” he added.
Panelo said Duterte was confident of the country’s spy to gather intel on what the Chinese POGO workers were doing here.
“He is not worried because we have the intelligence capability on knowing what they (Chinese) are doing,” Panelo said. “Sabi ni Presidente, kung nandito sila a Pilipinas, alam din natin kung papano malaman kung ano ang ginagawa nila. Dahil kumpleto na rin tayo sa intelligence gathering.”