Senator Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday disclosed that “a good number” of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA), one of the largest military forces in the world, is in Philippine lands.
Lacson said that approximately 2,000 to 3,000 Chinese soldiers are in the country.
However, the senator added that this information, he also shared with Senator Richard Gordon, is yet to be validated by the Intelligence committee.
Lacson added that there's a possibility that the PLA members are here for an “immersion mission” as their purpose remains unknown.
Earlier, Senator Gordon revealed Chinese people brought in huge amounts of “dirty” money, over 160 million dollars, in the county—claiming that this might be used to “take over” the Philippines.
Two alleged PLA members gunned down a fellow Chinese Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator worker in Makati last Sunday, heightening fears of inland invasion.