Whistleblower Ruby Tuason reportedly in the U.S. to gather funds for P40 million she has to give back to PH government

She’s actually going to give it back? This we have to see.

Edu Punay of The Philippine Star reports that "Ruby Tuason, a provisional state witness in the pork barrel scam cases, quietly left the country last weekend reportedly to fulfill her commitment to the government to return the P40-million commission she admitted having received for her role in the scam."

 

Tuason’s lawyer, Atty. Dennis Manalo, confirmed to reporters in the Department of Justice (DOJ) that Tuason flew to Hong Kong on a Cathay Pacific flight at 6 p.m. last March 2. "There is nothing else that she should be doing here in the Philippines and she has started talking to people on how she would be able to finance her commitments," Manalo said.

 

The lawyer also explained, "She coordinated with the DOJ-Witness Protection Program (WPP) for her travel. There is no hold departure against her so she does not need permission. She left to attend to personal matters, foremost of which is to finance her commitment to return P40 million to the government." He then said Tuason would also head to Los Angeles, California.

 

Tuason is set to return to the country on April 5.

 

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