VIRAL NOW: Hontiveros' campaign donor is allegedly tagged in the controversial shabu shipment

A witness on the issue of Bureau of Customs for the illegal entry of consolidated goods identified one of Senator Risa Hontiveros' campaign donor as allegedly tagged in controversial shabu shipment.


In an article published by ABS-CBN, witness Mark Taguba claimed Kenneth Dong as the middleman of Chinese businessman Richard Tan.

According to the article, Dong frequented the Senate between 2010 and 2014, visiting senators' offices to say hello, inviting staff to dine out, making friends with them on social media, donating raffle prizes to parties and contributing to fund raisers.

However, this is not only about his generosity. The article also said that he contributed to the campaign of Hontiveros twice in which he donated P3 million in 2013 and P5 million in 2016.

Dong has also given Senator Joel Villanueva an amount of P3 million for his campaign last 2016 elections.

On the other hand, Hontiveros and Villanueva denied the said allegations.

Hontiveros said she received a text message from Dong last week. "I said, mabuti kung haharap sya sa Blue Ribbon para sagutin yung mga seryosong tanong," she said.

Villanueva said he is willing to inhibit from the investigation, if asked. But he would rather participate as he wants to get to the bottom of the controversy. "Come out and clear your name. Maraming nadadamay na I’m sure innocent officials because he loves taking pictures with us."