Ruby Tuason in Senate hearingBy Ellen Tordesillas
Sorry, but I don’t share the euphoria of Sen. TG Guingona, chair of the Blue Ribbon Committee, over the testimony of Ruby Tuason in the Senate yesterday.
After the hearing Guingona enthused: “A three-point shot na buzzer beater na, winning shot pa."
Sure, Tuason detailed her role as “commissioner” in the anomalous operation of Janet Napoles with Senators Juan Ponce-Enrile and Jinggoy Estrada using the Priority Development Assistant Fund allotted for small-scale projects in poor communities. But except for some details, all that she said were already revealed by whistleblowers Ben Hur Luy, Merlina Suñas, Arthur Luy, Gertrudes K. Luy, Annabelle Luy, and Nova Batal Macalintal.
Laywer Harry Roque noted that during the hearing, “ Tuason kept on relying on Ben Hur’s records.”
Roque said Tuason’s testimony “ bolsters my position that her testimony is not indispensable and that the testimony of Ben Hur Luy et al are sufficient. Worse, she could notRead More »from Senators’ applause for Tuason proves stealing pays