A shocking news trembled the media as two of the most prominent names in broadcasting industry was included in Luy’s list of pork “cut” receivers. The two are GMA broadcaster and consultant for Radio Operations Mike Enriquez and ABS-CBN news anchor Korina Sanchez. Benhur Luy is the primary whistleblower of the alleged pork barrel scam that involved a large amount of funds distributed in the hands of fake organizations and other individuals.
Mike Enriquez denied the accusation saying that he did not have an involvement in the Priority Development Assistance Fund scam. He expressed a mixture of his sadness and anger because according to him the allegations are not true. This was said during an interview in GMA News TV’s Balitanghali.
He even added that he is just an ordinary anchorman and broadcaster and he has no urge of doing such thing. The issue came in after the publishing of Philippine Daily Inquirer of Benhur Luy’s list of those who are involved in the said scam. A series of questioning took place for Enriquez. According to reports, Enriquez received an amount of P50,000 in 2004 as a birthday gift from Napoles and a certain Mon Arroyo received it for him. Enriquez denied that he received such money and though he admitted that he knew Arroyo, he said that they haven’t seen each other for decades.
On the other hand, another prominent name on the list is Korina Sanchez who also allegedly received P50,000 as a cash gift through Arroyo also. Korina is the wife of Interior Secretary Mar Roxas.