PNP: No Chinese soldiers in PH

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) yesterday said there is no evidence that would prove the presence of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) members in the Philippines as reported by Senator Panfilo Lacson.

PNP chief General Archie Gamboa stressed this on Monday’s press briefing at Camp Crame.

Gamboa said there is no proof yet on the alleged presence of  Chinese soldiers as reported by Senator Panfilo Lacson in a Senate inquiry last week.

“No, none,“  Gamboa replied when asked about the senator’s revelation.

Last week, Lacson said there are at least 2,000 PLA members in the country that needs to be validated by the intelligence community.

Lacson’s statement came after policemen found some PLA identification cards on a Chinese national who figured in a shooting incident in Makati City which killed a fellow Chinese national.

Armed Forces of the  Philippines (AFP)  Chief of Staff General Felimon Santos has ordered the intelligence unit to validate the report with the help of other  government agencies.

“I have my staff for intelligence to confirm said reports in coordination with other relevant agencies of government,” Santos said.