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Senator Allan Peter Cayetano blasted her in his privilege speech as if her affairs deserves the precious time of the Philippine Senate.

She is the same lady whom the Philippine Daily Inquirer  may think is so important news that she deserves to be featured non-stop on both print and world-wide web.


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But who really is Gigi Reyes?

From all that can be culled from the internet, these are the beef on Gigi Reyes:

1.) Her full name is Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Gonzales-Reyes.  She is a lawyer and product of the University of the Philippines College of Law.

2.) She passed the bar in 1988 and joined the law of Ponce, Enrile, Cayetano, Reyes and Manalastas (PECABAR) thereafter.

3.) She works as Chief of Staff of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile.  She has a brother named Patrick who also work as one of  Senator Enrile’s Senate staff.

images-34.) GMA News (www.gmanetwork.com) reported that Gigi was once tagged  in a  January 1998 controversial report by the Chicago Tribune  as the one who allegedly caused a rift between Senator Enrile and his wife Cristina (source: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/291869/lifestyle/people/rumors-of-romance-have-followed-enrile-and-chief-of-staff-for-years).  According to the same news report, Senator Enrile denied that Gigi is the reason of his marital troubles.  After Senator Cayetano’s privilege speech, Senator Enrile denied anew any romantic relationship with Gigi adding that he is too old to have a girlfriend: “If they’re implying that she is my girlfriend, well, I’m too old for that. I do not look old at all… from my waist up I am still very well, but from my waist down, well, I do not know about that. Maybe once in a blue moon if ever.” 

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5.) The Philippine Inquirer reported that Gigi signed checks intended as “cash gift” to senators, noteworthy the one given to Sen. Miriam Santiago (above).

6.) According to Sen. Cayetano, Gigi is allowed in the exclusive Senate lounge to hobnob with the senators.  She also attends Senate caucuses where she “can speak her mind and join the discussion”.

7.) Sen. Cayetano also claims that  Gigi s is close to former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former First Gentleman Juan Miguel Arroyo and best friend of the wife of retired Supreme Court Justice Dante Tinga.   Tinga’s wife  who ran for Taguig mayor in 2013 against Sen. Cayetano’s wife Lani.

8.) In a recent interview, Gigi called Sen. Cayetano a hypocrite for not returning—unlike Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago—the additional funds of ₱250,000 he received last year.

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9.) Gigi gets to celebrate her birthday with the “powers that be”.  In a photo appearing in the Rappler (http://www.rappler.com/nation/20319-enrile-on-gigi-reyes-i-trust-her-i-want-her-back), birthday girl Gigi has former President Erap Estrada, President Benigno “Pnoy” Aquino, and Vice President Jejomar Binay as guests.

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10.) Gigi tendered her resignation after Sen. Enrile tangled with Sen Cayetano.  However, Sen. Enrile did not approve of it.  (http://www.interaksyon.com/article/53438/enrile-chief-of-staff-gigi-reyes-offers-to-resign-senate-president-rejects-resignation)