GUIUAN, Eastern Samar – A Chinese national could no longer set his foot at the historic island of Homonhon, this town.
This after the officials of the villages of Canawayon and Casuguran filed a resolution declaring Yang Ming as a persona non grata.
Ming is the president of the Cambayas Mining Corporation (CMC), a mining company which entered into an agreement with another mining company, TechIron.
However, CMC lodged a complaint against TechIron claiming that the latter failed to comply their profit sharing agreement.
The persona non grata resolution against Ming was filed by the village officials of Canawayon and Casuguran on February 13.
Last Feb.6, Ming arrived at the historic island reportedly accompanied with a group of armed men purportedly to enforce a liquidation order issued by a court against TechIron without any sheriff with them.
This apparent show of force by the Chinese national not only alarmed the villagers but caused trauma to them, particularly the children, the resolutions said.
“They did not seek consent when they entered the island and give notice to our village officials including to the local government unit of Guiuan and the Philippine National Police. It cause alarm to this peaceful island that does not condone violence,” the resolution reads.
The Chinese national was accompanied by civilian men who were supposed to replace the current security team of TechIron and groups from the Regional Mobile Force Battal­ion, 8th Regional Public Safety Battalion and Guiuan Police.
The village officials of Casuguran also included in their resolution prohibiting the 20 armed men to enter their villages without proper approval from concerned government agencies.
Copies of the resolutions from the two villages were also forwarded to the municipal government of Guiuan and its local police as well as the provincial and regional headquarters of the Philippine National Police.