Santiago: Gigi Reyes is Enrile’s fall guy
MANILA, Philippines – Calling her the fall guy of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, the once powerful chief of staff of the minority leader, was urged by Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago to take revenge against her boss by turning a witness.
During Thursday’s Senate hearing into the pork barrel, Santiago was at it again, turning the grilling session of Dennis Cunanan into a bashing frenzy of her nemesis.
Santiago again called Enrile as “sexually dysfunctional old man” and a “pedophile.”
She said that her suspicion that Enrile was trying to make his former chief of staff a “standalone culprit” in the P10-billion “pork barrel” scam has been reinforced by the admission of the Senate minority leader’s wife that Enrile had an alleged affair with Reyes.
“In other words, this couple, the Enriles, are trying to make Gigi Reyes a standalone culprit for all the kickbacks that he received under the pork barrel schedules,” Santiago said while interpellating Dennis Cunanan, director general on leave of the Technology Resource Center.
“The effect of this news on me as a bystander is apparently the Enrile camp is engaged in a lurid scheme that is masterminded by a person I can only call a sexually dysfunctional old man, a pedophile, kasi ang hilig nya si Gigi Reyes is not his age e…to take the criminal blame not only for his plunder, but also for his moral turpitude in the sense of sexual addiction openly displayed as a public official,” she said.
Santiago said how the public could trust a person like Enrile, who she said, had openly displayed his sexual addiction with the wife’s admission that he had 38 mistresses, including Reyes.
“Kung bata-bata lang yan, patay yan sa amin,” she said of Enrile.
Santiago then urged Reyes, who fled the country after a case was filed against her in connection with the scam, to return to the country and turn against Enrile.
“I think the best revenge for Gigi Reyes since I know she will watch this on YouTube, is Atty. Gigi, return the money that Enrile stole…and turn the tables on Enrile by coming home and turning state witness,” she further said.
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