Gigi Reyes may be held principally liable in Enrile’s plunder case

By , on August 24, 2015

Gigi Reyes upon arrest. Photo courtesy of Carlos Santa Maria via Twitter.
Gigi Reyes upon arrest. Photo courtesy of Carlos Santa Maria via Twitter.

MANILA – Senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s former chief of staff Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes may be held ‘principally liable’ for his alleged P172-million commissions from P10-billion pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles’ bogus foundations’ ghost programs and projects.

With Enrile’s request for a bill of particulars, which will be handed over by the Sandiganbayan anytime soon, Reyes could be held responsible for Enrile’s purported misappropriation of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations.

In law, a bill of particulars is a ‘detailed, formal and written statement of charges or claims given upon a formal request to the court for more detailed information.’

Backstory: Enrile seeks fair trial on plunder case, requests for bill of particulars

Napoles’ scam whistle-blowers’ former lawyer Levito Baligod said in a Philippine Daily Inquirer report that if Reyes would not speak soon, she may be presumed as the ‘ultimate recipient’ of Enrile’s alleged kickbacks.

“Enrile’s motion for a bill of particulars intends to highlight the fact that Reyes will be made principally liable for the plunder case because allegations point to her as the recipient of the kickbacks amounting to plunder level,” Baligod said in the report.

“If Reyes will keep silent on this point, she will be presumed to be the ultimate recipient of the kickbacks, hence the mastermind, and everybody else, including Enrile, maybe considered mere accomplices,” he added.

Moreover, Enrile earlier admitted allowing Reyes to handle his PDAF allocations on his behalf. The 91-year-old senator also denied signing some liquidation documents.

Enrile’s plunder case remained on trial. Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla, who were also linked to the multi-billion pork barrel scam, had pending bail petitions.

  • Jeoffrey Chua

    Gigi has long expressed and predicted this betrayal by Enrile. Her tragic fault was her loyalty to a person she looked up to and who relied on her as his protege as lawyer and Senate Chief of Staff. Poor Gigi indeed.

    • forever alone boy

      very poor girl indeed

  • Rebecca Suarez

    After the years of service, this is what Gigi Reyes gets. She is one of the the biggest victims in this whole bullying. But it is, Bullying. The P-Noy admin looking at every possible angle as in rumor/story to destroy opposition. AND worse now, its her boss’s turn to do it.

  • Dia_099

    Why not turn Gigi Reyes to a state witness? The court shall let her speak the truth.

  • forever alone boy

    wow this is the result of her strong loyalty and hard work eh? the courts should let her speak up and the netizens should stop posting malicious things about her based on heresay rumors without evidence

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