Benhur Luy testifies against Gigi Reyes in bail hearing

Adrian Ayalin ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 27 2017 12:56 AM

MANILA- "Pork barrel" scam whistleblower Benhur Luy testified against the bail petition of lawyer Gigi Reyes, the former chief of staff of former Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, at the Sandiganbayan 3rd Division on Thursday.

There was no direct examination by the prosecution since they adopted the earlier statements of Luy and the hearing proceeded to the cross-examination by Anacleto Diaz, lawyer of Reyes.

The cross-examination mainly focused on the forging of signatures done by Luy which he admitted to, but only on liquidation documents but not on memoranda of agreements. 

Luy was asked by Diaz whether he saw any MOA signed by Reyes, to which Luy responded: “None sir, as far as I know.”

At one point during the hearing, Luy was scolded by Presiding Justice and 3rd Division Chairperson Amparo Cabotaje-Tang on the way he was answering Diaz.

“Answer politely,” Tang said.

Diaz also asked Luy if he apologized to the people whose signatures he forged and Luy said he recently called one of his friends to say sorry. 

“I asked for forgiveness. Nag-affidavit naman din ako before sa NBI at sa Ombudsman," he said.