Why Ruby Tuason, Mike Arroyo had a falling-out

Posted at Feb 13 2014 11:07 AM | Updated as of Feb 14 2014 05:39 PM

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MANILA - Former social secretary Ruby Tuason on Thursday confirmed that she had a falling-out with former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo after she split from her husband and Arroyo's first cousin, Butch Tuason.

In her testimony before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, Tuason said she burned all her husband's clothes and shoes after she caught him cheating on her.

"After I split from my husband, Mike and I were not really you know talking because when I caught my husband I burned all his clothes, all his things. I burned it all. All 100 pairs of his Italian shoes. All his suits and that got him upset on why I did that. We had a falling out...Na upset sila sa akin," she said.

Asked why she did that, she said she was so mad about her late husband's cheating.

"Buti nga hindi siya ang sinunog ko. Ma cre-cremate siya ng buhay na buhay," she added.

She said her own brother, Remy Chan, was the one who established a connection between alleged pork scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles and Atty. Jess Santos who is the lawyer of Mike Arroyo.

Napoles at that time was seeking a Palace connection since she wanted to corner projects that were funded using royalties from the Malampaya gas project.

Tuason confirmed that monies from JLN Corporation were delivered to her house but that she did not interfere. She said his brother would sometimes call Atty. Santos about the money.

"When the money would be delivered, [my brother] would pick it up. He would call, I presume, Atty. Santos. Not long after, mayroon darating to pick it up," she said.

ANC, February 13, 2014