Atienza answers prosecution regarding BGEI property
Private Prosecutor Renato Samonte, Jr. continues cross-examination of Atienza on BGEI property

MANILA, Philippines – Prosecution proceeds with the cross-examination of former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza after manifestation of Senator Jinggoy Estrada.

Atienza reiterates that meeting with the Corona couple on the BGEI lot was the first time he met them.

Prosecution asks Atienza if he spoke with journalist Maritess Vitug. Atienza confirms, admits that they talked about the Basa Guidote.

Atienza admits at that time of the transaction, he already knew Atty. Corona because the now Chief Justice Corona was then working in Malacañang. He also admits that his secretary, Atty. Emmanuel Sison was a batch mate of Chief Justice Renato Corona in Ateneo.

Enrile clarifies ordinances. Atienza says there is expropriation ordinance and budget ordinance.

Samonte says nowhere in the city ordinance is the name of BGEI and the amount P34-M found, adds that it does not mention the P30-M fund. –

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