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Rescued Taiwanese worker tags a 'Michael Yang' as POGO protector in gov't

Feb 12, 2020 - 10:12 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Risa Hontiveros says they have yet to check if the Michael Yang name-dropped by POGO owners is President Duterte's former 'economic adviser'

HUMAN TRAFFICKING. Senator Risa Hontiveros presents to the media a 23-year old Taiwanese woman, Lai Yu Cian, who claimed she was recruited by a Chinese man to be an advertising employees but instead worked in a POGO. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ex-adviser Michael Yang hosts private lunch for Duterte in China

Aug 29, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Only select Philippine officials are invited to lunch at a roast duck restaurant, an activity which does not appear on President Duterte's official China schedule

CONSULTANT.' President Rodrigo Duterte and adviser Michael Yang sit beside each other. Photo from Philippine Full Win Group of Companies website

What connects Duterte to Fujian Normal University?

Aug 20, 2019 - 4:45 PM

Why is a college in a Chinese university named after President Rodrigo Duterte's mother? The answer lies in the President's Fujian connection: Chinese tycoon Jose Kho.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the Order of Lapu-Lapu Award Rank of Kamagi on businessman Jose Kho during a ceremony at Malacañan Palace on May 28, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Finding Acierto

May 06, 2019 - 8:07 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Veteran anti-drug operator Eduardo 'Jojo' Acierto hides from a government that's out to get him. What drives him?

Interview with Eduardo Acierto

PDEA chief Aquino: We're still investigating Michael Yang

Apr 08, 2019 - 10:20 PM

'Until now, my regional directors are still gathering data about Michael Yang,' says Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino

PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino at a press conference at the PDEA Headquarters in Quezon City on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PODCAST: Ang alas ni Eduardo Acierto laban kay Michael Yang

Apr 02, 2019 - 6:29 PM

May kinalaman diumano ang dating presidential economic adviser na si Michael Yang sa operasyon ng ilegal na droga sa iba't ibang bahagi ng Pilipinas

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Michael Yang – ang crony ni Digong

Apr 01, 2019 - 10:48 AM

Dahil kung mayroong isang malinaw na signpost ng pagdausdos sa diktadurya, ito ang pagsulpot ng mapagsamantalang mga negosyanteng umaali-aligid at bumubulong-bulong sa diktador

Gordon calls on PNP, PDEA to arrest ex-cop Acierto

Mar 31, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Senate blue ribbon committee chairman Richard Gordon adds there is no need to invite Eduardo Acierto to another Senate hearing 'unless there is new evidence' against Michael Yang

INCOGNITO. Eduardo Acierto surfaces after months of hiding. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Who is Eduardo Acierto: Criminal cop or whistleblower?

Mar 29, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Who is veteran anti-drug cop Eduardo Acierto?

INCOGNITO. Eduardo Acierto surfaces after months of hiding. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Newsbreak Chats: Michael Yang, local elections, and Manila Bay rehab

Mar 28, 2019 - 3:36 PM

The team sits down on Thursday, March 28, to discuss the local elections, Manila Bay rehabilitation, and presidential economic adviser Michael Yang's alleged links to the illegal drug trade


Duterte visited Michael Yang in China around time he finalized presidential bid

Mar 27, 2019 - 8:48 PM

Towards the end of 2015, then Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte paid his friend Michael Yang a visit in Xiamen

Photo from Baike.com

PNP still looking into Michael Yang's possible drug links – Albayalde

Mar 27, 2019 - 12:04 PM

PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde clarifies that the police will not conduct a full-on probe but just 'information gathering' on the former presidential aide in relation to the allegations of dismissed anti-drug cop Eduardo Acierto

FUN. In this photo presented by Acierto, President Duterte is seen having fun with Michael Yang and other Chinese nationals.

Duterte to police, military: Why is Acierto still alive?

Mar 26, 2019 - 9:29 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte again attacks ex-cop Eduardo Acierto's credibility while absolving Michael Yang of drug links

INVOLVED? Sacked police senior superintendent Eduardo Acierto attends Senate probe into missing P6.8-billion shabu. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Otso Diretso urges Ombudsman to probe Michael Yang 'drug links'

Mar 26, 2019 - 2:25 PM

'Bakit 'yung narco list, ang dali-dali nilang inilalabas? Bakit ito ngayon, hindi tayo magkaroon ng proper investigation?' asks senatorial candidate Romy Macalintal

Otso Diretso seeks Ombudsman probe into Michael Yang’s drug links. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

More proof needed to shake Duterte's trust in Michael Yang – Panelo

Mar 26, 2019 - 1:30 PM

If the allegations against presidential adviser Michael Yang are 'validated,' Malacañang says charges should be filed against the Chinese national

TAPPED BY PALACE. Documents show the nature of Chinese national Michael Yang's engagement with Malacañang

PNP clears Michael Yang of drug links despite Acierto intel report

Mar 26, 2019 - 12:41 PM

'Otherwise, nagkaroon na ng investigation, at napabilang na ito sa mga bilang ng personalidad na involved sa illegal drugs,' says Philippine National Police spokesman Colonel Bernard Banac

DUTERTE CONSULTANT. President Rodrigo Duterte and his adviser Michael Yang pose for a photo inside an airplance. Photo from Philippine Full Win Group of Companies website

Ex-cop Acierto speaks out: Duterte, PNP ignored intel on Michael Yang's drug links

Mar 25, 2019 - 6:38 PM

(UPDATED) Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Chief Aaron Aquino confirms he received the intelligence report against presidential adviser Michael Yang and submitted it to Malacañang

Photo by Rappler

Panelo: Yang is a ‘consultant’ and ‘economic adviser’ to Duterte | Evening wRap

Nov 06, 2018 - 8:39 PM

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Panelo on Michael Yang's work as adviser: 'That's between him and the President'

Nov 06, 2018 - 3:43 PM

Malacañang insists President Rodrigo Duterte did not lie even when he said last month that the businessman 'cannot be' his economic adviser

Malacañang contracts show Michael Yang is economic adviser | Midday wRap

Nov 06, 2018 - 2:12 PM

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Malacañang contracts show Michael Yang is economic adviser

Nov 05, 2018 - 9:15 PM

EXCLUSIVE: The two contracts obtained by Rappler acknowledge that the Chinese citizen 'is aware of the sensitivity of the information he may have access to'

Dominguez: Chinese businessman Michael Yang not consulted on economic matters

Oct 22, 2018 - 12:45 PM

'I don't meet him on economic matters,' says Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III

ACCESS TO DUTERTE. Michael Yang (beside presidential aide Bong Go) accompanies President Rodrigo Duterte to a lunch with Chinese businessmen on October 19, 2016. Malacañang file photo

Duterte on frigates issue, Michael Yang, Harry and Meghan | Evening wRap

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:33 PM

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De Lima calls on Senate to investigate Michael Yang

Oct 19, 2018 - 1:20 PM

'The nature and scope of his influence over foreign policy [must] be fully disclosed,' says detained Senator Leila de Lima

CLOSE TIES? Michael Yang, who reportedly identifies himself as President Rodrigo Duterte's economic adviser, has been photographed in top-level presidential events.  Screenshot from the Philippine Full Win Group of Companies website

Duterte releases drug report accusing 3 law enforcers of corruption

Oct 11, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Asked about Chinese businessman Michael Yang, President Rodrigo Duterte brings up the special report and distributes it to reporters

SHABU SHIPMENT. Customs intelligence agent Jaime Guban, who was cited with contempt by Sen. Gordon in the previous senate inquiry. September 19, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LOOK: Michael Yang’s calling card bears Malacañang seal

Oct 10, 2018 - 7:50 PM

An executive order prohibits the use of the presidential seal in business cards by persons other than the President

The Office of teh Presidential Economic Adviser, Michael Yang Hong Ming on October 10, 2018. Sourced Photo

Michael Yang attended baptism of Nicanor Faeldon's son

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:16 PM

The Chinese businessman, whom President Rodrigo Duterte cleared of alleged drug links, may have stood as godfather to the son of the former customs chief

Duterte denies Michael Yang is his economic adviser

Oct 09, 2018 - 7:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says businessman Michael Yang 'cannot be' appointed to a government post because he's a Chinese citizen

President Rodrigo Duterte, accompanied by members of his delegation and Chinese officials, walks along Wangfujing Street in Beijing going to Dadong Roast Duck Restaurant on October 19. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Duterte clears wealthy 'drug pusher,' cites close ties to Chinese envoy

Oct 04, 2018 - 11:01 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte says the suspected drug pusher, a Davao businessman, cannot be involved in illegal drugs as he enjoys close ties with Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua

President Rodrigo Duterte attends the groundbreaking for the planned Binondo-Intramuros bridge with Chinese ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua and other officials in Manila on July 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler