Sen. Jinggoy Estrada presents witness for plunder case

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Sen. Jinggoy Estrada

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) The chief of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms of eh Senate testified at the Sandiganbayan on Monday (November 9) during the continuation of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada's bail hearing.

The witness, Jemma Saccuan, identified certain footage taken from Senate surveillance cameras back in 2008.

The clips showed a woman perceived to be state witness Ruby Tuason.

Tuason previously testified that she delivered Estrada's pork barrel kickbacks at his Senate office. She also claimed she introduced alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles to Estrada.

Tuason added that she delivered Estrada's commissions in a duffel bag.

Estrada's camp alleged Tuason was lying.

While the video clips show her at the Senate, Tuason supposedly never carried a duffel bag or a purse.

Estrada did not deny that Tuason, who used to work as his father's social secretary, used to pay him visits to bring only food.

Alexis Abastillas, one of Estrada's lawyers, said Saccuan would be their only witness because they would want the bail hearing to end soon. Saccuan is scheduled to be cross examined on Tuesday (November 10).

Estrada, one of three senators facing plunder and graft charges before the Sandiganbayan, is detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center for allegedly dealing with Napoles.

Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile's pork scam cases are currently on hold pending a ruling on the detailed presentation of charges against him.

Meanwhile, the plunder case of Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. is set for pretrial in February next year.