Ang Pharmally, minsan, pharmaceutical company, minsan, scam. How did an unknown startup become one of the most infamous cases of pandemic profiteering in the world? We follow the money in this first season of Modus. A PumaPodcast production, made possible by International Media Support.
Sina Mohit at Twinkle Dargani, parang groupmate mo lang. Kapag ginigisa na, nawawala na parang bula from Zoom. Senate officers scoured all their addresses in Manila, then finally received a tip. The Pharmally executives were at the Davao airport, about to board a chartered plane to Kuala Lumpur. And, if they could make it there, to freedom.
Remember face shields? How many did you end up buying in the last 2 years? Even as evidence mounted that a piece of plastic wasn't much of a deterrent to an airborne virus, we STILL had to keep them on--unwittingly lining the pockets of racketeers who couldn't wait to spend aaall that money on...luxury cars.
How does a company with no assets and no sales…cash in for billions? E, alam na natin ‘yan. Kanino ka ba malakas? Or, as the youth say, are you in the room where it happens? In this episode, we get up close and personal with Michael Yang, who's ALWAYS in the room where it happens.
How does a business with an initial capital of P625,000 make P7.2 billion in just a year? Hindi million, ha. BILLION. Well, kailangan mo ng MBA: May Backer Ako. We'll let you in on the secrets of Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corporation—the little startup that could.
On August 4, 2021, a 39-year-old lawyer from Marikina City suffered a massive heart attack... and died quite suddenly. He didn't live to see his life's greatest work published, which would end up being his parting gift to the Filipino people. An 11-page report, released just a week after he died, on how the Department of Health used pandemic funds. And in it, the word "deficiencies" would appear several times.