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Tuason admits receiving 40 Million pesos from kickbacks

Potential state witness Ruby Tuason in between pork barrel scam whistleblower Benhur Luy and Justice Secretary Leila De Lima at the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the pork barrel scam. Photo by Milky Rigonan

Ruby Tuason sat in between Justice Secretary Leila De Lima and pork barrel scam whistleblower Benhur Luy and coolly admitted to Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chairman Teofisto Guingona III that she is always sure of 5% of kickbacks or at least P40 million.

“I was always five percent,” Tuason said during the committee hearing on Thursday.

A former aid to former President Joseph Estrada, Tuason was also the conduit of Senators’ Juan Ponce Enrile and Jinggoy Estrada and businesswoman and alleged pork scam queen Janet Lim-Napoles.

Tuason said she and Napoles are good friends.

She added that it was her who introduced Napoles to lawmakers.

And then the pork barrel scam began.

Tuason returned to the country to testify against lawmakers and reveal more individuals involved in the scam.

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