He might have been invited to face as a sponsor in the marriage of businessman Kenneth Dong, who’s now embroiled in smuggling of half a ton shabu into the nation, however Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Wednesday maintained that they’re mere acquaintances.
“I know him like I know most of you in media (by name and face),” Recto mentioned in a textual content message to reporters, saying that Dong, who he first met through the marketing campaign interval of that very same yr’s national elections, was launched to him by a workers of one other senator.
He failed to say the senator involved.
“I know him to be a young entrepreneur selling industrial weighing scales. I may have been invited to be a wedding sponsor (in his wedding) but did not attend. I don’t know more than what I have said,” Recto mentioned.
The Senate listening to will give Dong a possibility to elucidate his position in importing into the nation illegally of the 504 kilos of shabu “undetected” by the Bureau of Customs (BOC), Recto mentioned.
“My advice is just to tell the truth,” the senator mentioned.