POGO is threat to national security, women, children: Senator Risa


According to Senator Risa Hontiveros, POGO is threat to Philippines’ national security, women, and children.

“‘Yung mga kababayan natin natatakot. Ako rin natatakot. Kasi nakikita natin sa paligid natin na parang nasa peligro na ang seguridad natin dala nitong POGO,” the senator said in a statement March 2.

“Our border control was bought off by Chinese money, and no less than our government officials had a hand in that. Mga mag-ama, magkakaibigan, magkakatropa,” she added.


“Like what the Bureau of Immigration is sworn to do, I want to secure our borders. I want the Filipinos to feel secure na hindi nakakapasok ang mga criminal elements na nambibiktima ng mga kababaihan at nambibiktima ng mga bata,” she explained.

“Dahil sa mga reports na ginagamit ang POGO bilang channel ng mga Chinese spies at sa iba’t-iba pang krimen na dala nito, hindi ko maintindihan kung bakit di pa sinususpend ang operation nito sa bansa,” she said.