THE National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a CIA-linked outfit, has been helping the opposition groups in Hong Kong that have been leading the massive demonstrations there in the past week, according to several accounts critical of the protest movement.
Yep, this is the same destabilizer now in Hong Kong, the NED, which has extended about P100 million in funds to vociferous anti-Duterte media outfits — the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Rappler, Vera Files and the Center for Media Freedom and Democracy.
None of these outfits have denied these reports since I reported* it first in 2017 and subsequently, nor have they explained how and why their conscience allows them to receive money from a foreign power, known to have controlled our nation in the past and strives to continue to do so.
An article in the South China Morning Post (SCMP) the other day claimed that groups involved in the protests have received significant funding from the NED, “a CIA soft-power cut-out that has played a critical role in innumerable US regime-change operations.”
The report claimed that the NED has four main branches, at least two of which are active in Hong Kong: the Solidarity Center and National Democratic Institute.
“The latter has been active in Hong Kong since 1997, and NED funding for Hong Kong-based groups has been consistent, “ Louisa Greve, NED’s vice president of programs for Asia, Middle East and North Africa, was quoted as saying.