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Philippines gave US$173 million pandemic supplies contracts to a firm owned by a fugitive from Taipei. Senator asks: ‘Didn’t you google?’

Senators in the Philippines are investigating how a drug company won government contracts worth billions of pesos to supply personal protective equipment, face masks and coronavirus tests despite its owner being wanted in Taiwan on suspicion of securities fraud.The government awarded Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corporation multiple purchase orders worth a total of 8.7 billion-pesos (US$173 million) between March 2020 and July 2021.The government continued to buy from Pharmally even after its owner…

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