A businessman protected by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte. A Chinese national who once advised the President on economic policy. An alleged shabu smuggler.
All of these phrases have been used to describe Michael Yang (also known as Yang Hongming), a mysterious figure who finally appeared in the flesh last September 10 in a Senate hearing on pandemic government contracts.
If you've had a hard time following his convoluted story, Rappler reporter Pia Ranada sums up Yang's tale in this new episode of the Seat of Power podcast.
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