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More ‘pork’ personalities leave Phl

Evelyn Macairan - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Aside from Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, former chief of staff of Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, records from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) showed that former Agusan del Sur Rep. Rodolfo Plaza and two other persons linked to the pork barrel fund scam might have also left the country.

Using only the names
published in the newspapers as their basis, a BI source checked on the travel records and discovered that three other persons implicated in the pork barrel fund scam have also left the country.

Plaza reportedly left for Hong Kong on Cebu Pacific flight 5J-108 last Wednesday.

He served as Agusan del Sur representative from 2001 to 2010. Plaza was among the 28 lawmakers tagged by whistle-blowers to be among those who allegedly allowed businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles’ dummy non-government organizations (NGOs) to use their pork barrel fund or Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) for ghost projects.

Ruby Chan Tuason left the country on Cathay Pacific flight CX 906 last Aug. 26 bound for Hong Kong.

Tuason is the former social secretary of former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada.

She was tagged by the whistle-blowers as Napoles’ conduit to the offices of Enrile and Sen. Jinggoy Estrada.

BI records also revealed that Richard Cambe left the country long before the pork barrel scam came out in public.

He reportedly went to Hong Kong on May 17, 2012 on board Cathay Pacific flight CX-918.

Cambe is said to be Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr.’s chief political adviser.

Napoles’ cousin and former employee Benhur Luy, one of the whistle-blowers, claimed that Enrile, Sen. Estrada and Revilla were among the lawmakers who allowed bogus NGOs of Napoles to use their PDAF for ghost projects.

Reyes, former top aide of Enrile, left the country on Cebu Pacific flight 5J-362 last Aug. 31 bound for Macau.

 

AGUSAN BENHUR LUY BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION CATHAY PACIFIC CEBU PACIFIC ENRILE ENRILE AND SEN ESTRADA AND REVILLA HONG KONG JANET LIM-NAPOLES NAPOLES
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