Lincoon Ong of Pharmally receives death threat amid probe on COVID-19 supplies issue
PHARMALLY – An official of the pharmaceutical corporation revealed that he has been receiving death threats amid the Senate investigation into the procurement of “overpriced” COVID-19 supplies.
In the continuation of the Senate Blue Ribbon committee hearing, Senator Richard Gordon asked Lincoon Ong who lent money to Pharmally for the purchase of COVID-19 supplies.
The official from Pharmally responded citing that he has been receiving death threats amid inquiry of the matter.
He said that a lot of people are getting swept up with what is happening.
Then, he revealed that he received a text message saying that he will be given a week. If he won’t admit his connection with the Chief Executive, he and his family will be killed. He also claimed that if he won’t comply within a week, he will have a Merry Christmas six feet under the ground.
Earlier, Ong said that Michael Yang, the former Presidential Economic Adviser acted as a guarantor when they were sourcing COVID-19 supplies from China particularly personal protective equipment.
But Yang stressed that he does not have any links with Pharmally.
Meanwhile, Michael Yang was a no-show in the recent hearing after his blood pressure reportedly “shot up.”
His legal counsel Atty. Raymund Fortun said that he would submit a medical certificate to support Yang’s absence from the hearing.
The investigation has been called after the Commission on Audit (COA) flagged the Department of Health (DOH) for the transfer of P42 billion funds to the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management for the procurement of face masks and face shields last year onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to GMA News, Pharmally Pharmaceuticals Corporation allegedly secured more than P8 billion worth of government contracts for the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPEs).
Huang Tzu Yen, the president of Pharmally admitted that the firm borrowed money from Yang, which he denied.