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7:31 PM February 12, 2014

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7:31 PM February 12, 2014

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Former character actor Mat Ranillo III is the latest showbiz personality involved in the latest expose revealed by the state witness Ruby Tuason regarding the pork barrel controversy.

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Mat Ranillo III was linked by Ruby Tuason in the PDAF controversy as Justice Secretary Leila de Lima stated that the Department of Justice is looking into the possible involvement of the actor.

According to Ruby Tuason on her affidavit before the NBI, she claimed that Mat Ranillo III delivered over 11 million pesos in the alleged pork barrel kickbacks to a friend of the Estrada family which was identified as Justa Tantoco.

The state witness Ruby Tuason claimed that money was meant for Sen. Jinggoy Estrada as kickbacks of his pork barrel funds that were funded to NGO, set up by the controversial mastermind of the pork barrel scam, Janet Lim Napoles.

According to the lawyer of the whistleblowers, Atty. Levito Baligod, Mat Ranillo III introduced Janet Lim Napoles to some lawmakers in the House of Representative. 

Ruby Tuason admitted earlier that she was acting as a conduit between Janet Lim Napoles and Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile. Janet Lim Napoles, Ruby Tuason, Jinggoy Estrada, Juan Ponce Enrile and Senator Bong Revilla are currently facing plunder complaints over the pork barrel controversy.

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