Luy: 'Cong. Biazon' another Jinggoy codename

By Adrian Ayalin, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 24 2014 03:00 PM | Updated as of Nov 24 2014 11:00 PM

MANILA – Pork barrel scam whistle-blower Bnehur Luy told the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division on Monday that businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles assigned the codenames "Anak", "Sexy", "Cong. Biazon", and "Kuya" to Senator Jinggoy Estrada.

At the continuation of the bail hearing of Sen. Estrada, Luy explained that they had to use codenames because of the sensitivity of the transactions.

Luy added that they also had codenames for other legislators linked to the pork barrel scam, including former Sen. Loi Estrada, who was present during the bail hearing of her son Jinggoy.

In an ambush interview after the hearing, Estarada reiterated that Luy was lying. He also said he was puzzled why "Cong. Biazon" was used as his codename, reiterating anew that he played no part in the scam.

Justice Undersecretary Jose Justiniano explained that Benhur said the codename was used upon the instruction of Napoles.

During the hearing, Luy identified his documents stored in an external hard drive which were printed out.

Luy said Sen. Estrada's chief of staff Pauline Labayen received commissions, in at least one instance, amounting to P11.9 million under the code name "Cong. Biazon".

Luy also testified that Sen. Estrada's commissions from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam ranged from 42 to 50 percent.

He said sometime between 2009 and 2010, Estrada's kickback rose to 55 percent because Luy said the senator started dealing directly with Napoles.