That was not the same reasoning heard from De Lima in the case of former Technology Resource Center (TRC) director general Dennis Cunanan and former Palace social secretary Ruby Tuason who were immediately admitted as provisional state witnesses and who both tried to pin down two target senators, Estrada and Revilla, to the pork barrel scam.
However, the possibility was of Reyes turning state witness had been scoffed at by Senator Jinggoy Estrada
, who is also being accused of channeling his pork to bogus NGOs supposedly maintained by alleged pork scam queen, Janet Lim Napoles.
That to me was the only reason she
came back," Estrada
was quoted saying in a Tribune story yesterday.
yesterday to the Department of Justice
(DoJ) and its government prosecutors to pursue the findings of the Commission on Audit
(CoA) in the alleged involvement of 80 other lawmakers in the purported pork barrel scheme of detained businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles and have them unmasked before the public.
But they should also dig deep into this issue and expose all legislators involved and not just focus their efforts on us,"Estrada
The senator was quick in emphasizing that his
call should not be misconstrued as an effort to drag other personalities into the issue as it is only claimed at ascertaining the truth behind all these allegations.
"There is said to be a list but what is bad us that te three of us (senators) who are being squeezed everytime.
There are many involved, especially the members of the House of Representatives
, not just us," he
Currently, only Estrada along with Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile and Sen.
: Dennis C.'s lies out, weak case crumbles
, a respondent in the DoJ's compliant said Cunanan's testimony worked in their favor as his denial of having pocketed kickbacks from alleged brains pork scam, Janet Lim-Napoles, weakened considerably the DoJ's complaint against the three senators.
Instead of seeing the testimony of Cunanan as a setback, Senator Estrada
on Friday said the government witness' appearance at the Senate worked in his favor.
was quoted as saying in an interview with reporters that apart from not saying anything new, Cunanan managed to weaken the government's plunder complaint on his own against him by testifying before the Senate panel.
They can no longer get along," Estrada
pointed out to reporters.
, who is being implicated in the alleged anomaly, added that it worked to his
advantage when Cunanan lied before the Senate blue ribbon.
earlier blasted Guingona for prejudging the Senate inquiry on the pork barrel scam but Guingona, the panel chairman earlier denied prejudging the investigation.
"That's the reason I did not pursue it, since this is the job of Senator Jinggoy's lawyers.
The senator noted the significance of Cunanan's testimony in addressing the counter-affidavit of Revilla, Estrada
as the TRC chief himself mentioned their statements in his sworn affidavit.