The mystery continues

THAT DOES IT - Korina Sanchez - The Freeman

The mystery behind the identity and origins of Alice Guo, the mayor of Bamban, Tarlac, continues. Guo's statements regarding her family, origin, and businesses are all inconsistent. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), her alleged mother, Amelia Leal, may not exist. Guo said she only learned of her mother's name in 2005 when her father showed her the birth certificate but claimed she does not remember her.

She then gave an interview where she stated she was the love child between her father and Amelia, their household helper, seeming to play into Filipinos’ love for an underdog or supposedly oppressed. She reiterates she grew up on a farm knowing nothing. However, according to the birth certificate, her parents were married, and she has two other siblings. Her statement that she was abandoned now seems unbelievable.

Sen. Risa Hontiveros revealed she owns 16 different types of vehicles including SUV’s, pick-up trucks, vans, and a dump truck. Sen. Gatchalian said that Guo was not an ordinary person as she claimed because according to her SALN, her net worth is around ?300 million. She also owned a helicopter. Again, she said she sold or divested all of these assets when she entered politics.

It was also discovered her incorporators in the Baofu Compound which she owned were all shady characters. One is a fugitive and two are involved in a huge laundering case in Singapore. What kind of businesswoman is this Guo if she doesn't even know who her business partners are? Or does she know and continue to pretend and feign ignorance? Sen. Honiveros said her birth certificate was “riddled with holes”, so her citizenship is likewise riddled with holes.

Too many red flags are popping up regarding Guo's whole personality. "I don't know" cannot be an acceptable answer. How Guo became mayor should be investigated. Why are all these issues only coming out now? What does the previous administration she claims helped her have to do with all these issues, especially her becoming mayor of Bamban? The Comelec, DILG, and the DOJ all have investigations on Guo. Who knows what other revelations may arise? I’m amazed at how someone with a background like Guo could conduct business and even run for office and win.

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