Ito ang tinuran ng GMA Network tungkol sa ulat na nagsasabing tumanggap umano ng cash gift si Mike Enriquez mula kay Janet Lim-Napoles, ang sinasabing pork barrel fund scam queen.
Kasama ang pangalan ng batikang brodkaster ng 24 Oras sa disbursement files ng whistleblower na si Benhur Luy.
Ayon sa ulat ng isang broadsheet, tumanggap daw ng 50 thousand pesos si Enriquez mula sa isang nagngangalang Mon Arroyo noong 2004; bagay na itinanggi ni Enriquez at sinegundahan naman ni Arroyo.
Dinipensahan din ng pamunuan ng GMA si Enriquez.
Sa official statement na ipinadala sa managing editor ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) na si Karen Pagsolingan, sinabi ritong, “uncorroborated and bare” ang alegasyon laban kay Enriquez.
Dagdag pang pahayag ng GMA, “Mr. Enriquez had always adhered to the high level of professionalism required by GMA and it stands by him in the face of these baseless imputations.”
Narito ang kabuuang statement ng GMA:
The management of GMA has read the recent reports alleging that Mr. Mike Enriquez, senior anchor and host, appears in a so-called list of media personalities who have received gifts from JLN Inc., particularly through Mr. BenHur Luy.
Mr. Enriquez had denied receiving any gift of any sort from JLN Inc. or from any person related to JLN Inc.
Likewise the person named to have brought the money to Mr. Enriquez has executed an affidavit denying his participation in the said act.
Given that the allegation against Mr. Enriquez is uncorroborated and bare, there is no reason at this time for GMA to take the same seriously.
Mr. Enriquez had always adhered to the high level of professionalism required by GMA and it stands by him in the face of these baseless imputations.