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Give police free hand in probe of death of handcuffed Chinese — Guevarra

MANILA, Philippines — Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said he will leave it to the police to identify the person behind the death of a Chinese national who fell from a building in Las Piñas last Friday.

The 27-year old Chinese national identified as Yang Kang, an information technology employee,  fell to his death from a building in Pamplona, Las Piñas. His hands were in handcuffs.

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“We’ll let the PNP do the investigation as this is principally a police matter,” Guevarra said.

He said once the suspects are identified, and they turn out to be foreigners, only then will he alert the Bureau of Immigration.

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Initial reports say that Yang was handcuffed by his supervisor, also a Chinese national. Yang allegedly wanted to resign but he owed the supervisor money after he paid for his plane fare to the Philippines. /je

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