MANILA - Is businessman Davidson Bangayan and alleged smuggling "Goliath" David Tan one and the same person?
On Monday, TV Patrol asked on its social media accounts “Batay sa takbo ng Senate hearing, naniniwala ka bang iisa si David Bangayan at si 'rice smuggling king' David Tan?”
This is after several officials including Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte revealed that Bangayan is using the name David Tan as an alias.
Most Netizens who responded to the TV Patrol poll also arrived at the same conclusion.
John Domingo (@jlaurence) said that he believes that Bangayan and Tan are the same person due to evidence being released to the public.
“Naniniwala ako na si D. Bangayan at D. Tan ay iisa. Patuloy na dumadami ang mga ebidensya na nagpapatunay dito.”
Kitty Cate (@HappyKittyCate) said that Bangayan could have presented proof to prove otherwise.
“Kaya namang patunayan ni David B. kung talagang hindi sya si David Tan! Pero nagawa ba nya? No! “
Agreeing to the previous statements, Gio Balatinsayo said he is convinced that Bangayan and Tan are the same person.
“Batay sa mga ipinapakita na mga ebidensya, naniniwala ako na iisa si David Bangayan at David Tan.”
Dingskie Eaglets also said he trusts the statements of Mayor Duterte.
"Basta mayor Duterte, alam niya yan!”
For his part, Elbie Olanam questioned the government's response to the controversy.
“Para sa akin, iisa yang si Bangayan at Tan. Kung sakali at iisa nga sila, ang tanong: Anong hakbang ang gagawin ng gobyerno? Mapabilis kaya ang aksyon?”