Joey de Venecia says Mike Arroyo is the mystery man in ZTE deal

Joey de Venecia, son of Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. revealed to the Senate Tuesday that First Gentleman Mike Arroyo is the “mystery man” behind talks in the National Broadband Network project.

He said that in his first meeting with the First Gentleman at the Wack-Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong City in March, FG Mike Arroyo allegedly told him to “back off” from the NBN project. De Venecia said others present in that meeting were Commission on Elections Chairman Benjamin Abalos, Transportation Secretary Leandro Mendoza; Jimmy Paz, Abalos’ chief of staff; Quirino Dela Torre, Abalos’ security staff and former police official, Ruben Reyes, and Leo San Miguel.