Senator Jinggoy Estrada had the chance to face Ms. Ruby Tuazon in court earlier today as the latter testified against the detained Senator during his bail hearing.
Tuazon blurted out “I chose truth over friendship” during her testimony when asked why she chose to testify against the person she considers a friend.
Tuazon said that she flew to the US last August 2013 in the middle of the expose on the Pork Barrel Fund scam because she was afraid for her life.
However, when she was in the US, she called Senator Estrada to ask for help, but the Senator refused to do so. It was then that she decided to speak of the truth instead of protecting their friendship.
In her testimony in the Senate, Tuazon admitted that she brought a bag filled with money to Estrada at the Senate building, as part of the Senator’s commission to the bogus NGO companies created by PDAF mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles.
Estrada is now being detained together with fellow Senators’ Juan Ponce-Enrile and Ramon Revilla Jr. due to their alleged involvement in the 10 Billion Pork Barrel Fund Scam.