Sen. Hontiveros' Campaign Donor Tagged by BOC Witness in the Controversial 600 Kilos Shabu Shipment


Akbayan lawmaker and a prominent member of the Liberal Party, Sen. Risa Hontiveros made headlines anew after one of her campaign donor identified as Kenneth Dong was tagged by BOC witness Mark Taguba as one of those involved in the controversial 600 kilos shabu shipment.


BOC witness Mark Taguba tagged Kenneth Dong also known as Dong Yi Shan Xi and Yi Shan Dong as one of the "middleman" of Richard Tan, the Chinese businessman who was allegedly involved in the controversial shipment that slip through the watchful eyes of the Bureau of Customs.

According to some witnesses, the illegal shipment was confiscated inside the warehouse of Richard Tan, but there is no official statement yet regarding the real part of Kenneth Dong in the controversial shipment which resulted to the senate investigation of some BOC officials.


At the age of 33 Kenneth Dong is considered as one of the few successful businessman in the Philippines. He started his business dealings by selling industrial weighing scales, got into the construction business and he is identified as an owner of a luxury club in Cebu City.

Businessman Kenneth Dong contributed to the campaign of former PhilHealth official now Sen. Risa Hontiveros. He donated P3 million in the 2013 elections and another P5 million in the 2016 national elections where she won.

Kenneth Dong also contributed to the campaign of then-TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva worth P3 million.


By many accounts, during the year 2010 and 2014, Kenneth Dong frequented the Senate, dropping by senators' offices to say hello, inviting staff to lunch, making friends with them on Facebook, donating raffle prizes to parties and contributing to fund raisers.

Last 2013, during the wedding of Kenneth Dong, some of the country's most prominent politicians were invited as Godparents namely Sen. Hontiveros, Sen. Pangilinan, Sen. Zubiri, Sen. Recto and Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel as well as General Danny Lim.

Source: ABS-CBN / PIA


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