JV: Napoles’ conspirators are from executive branch

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THE insinuation that Janet Lim-Napoles was not mastermind of the multibillion-peso pork barrel fund scam may be unlikely but Sen. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito is convinced that the detained businesswoman has conspirators in the executive department.

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Ejercito at the same time said on Friday the pork barrel scam should not be blamed entirely on lawmakers because without the participation of the different officials of government agencies that handle the approval and release of pork funds, the lawmakers could not force them to be released.

He added that he has no doubt that Napoles was the mastermind but said the Aquino administration should also look for her accomplices at the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the Commission on Audit (COA) and the agencies that implemented projects bankrolled by Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel.

“I’m sure one of the conspirators is from the executive department. Whoever [he or she]is, we do not know because even the whistleblowers during past Senate hearings did not want to identify any,” Ejercito said.

He had pushed for the immediate reopening of the hearings on the scam by the Senate blue ribbon committee to investigate other non-government organizations (NGOs) not linked to Napoles but operate similarly.

Ejercito said even the whistleblowers including Benhur Luy do not want to identify their conspirators in the DBM and other government agencies that took part in the PDAF release process.

“As legislators and for us to outline or draft a bill to prevent such a scam, we need to know who [Napoles was] coordinating with and for me that is more important because it is the people in the DBM and even the Commission on Audit who knows the flow of papers,” he noted.

The suspicion that Napoles received help from people in the executive is shared by Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano, who said he was convinced that somebody was protecting Napoles.

Cayetano in an earlier interview said perks and other special treatment being given to the detained businesswoman by the government were a clear indication that somebody was backing her up.

The senator also noted that when Napoles was detained in a special facility, the reason given by the government was that it wanted to ensure her safety.

But, Cayetano said, the government also granted everything she wished for, including an extended hospital stay and more time for her to draft a new affidavit.

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36 Comments

  1. Nag iisip din naman ang mga Pilipino, di porket di nalaman dati na nagnanakaw na kayo ng mga kasamahan mong kurakot, e habambuhay ng di malalaman.

  2. Sana di sumasakit ang tyan mo Napoles at ang pamilya mo sa perang pinambibili ng pagkain at pinapakaen mong nakaw sa kaban ng bayan.

  3. This scam is to long to be solved. i will not get shock if some day napolist will be free bcoz of lack of invistigation and the buckupping of her master that is, i know, one of the senators.

  4. Railey Bagobo on

    Madaya talaga. Kawawa naman yung ibang presong nagnakaw din pero di sinlaki ng ninakaw niya, dapat nasa bilibid na lang yan si napoles.

  5. Dong Catapusan on

    tsk tsk. Iba na talaga govt ngayon di mo alam kung kampi ba satin o sa kriminal e.

  6. Bryan Paguntalan on

    Tama! Kaya pwede siyang magstay sa aircon na hospital at selda kasi special siya. inaalagaan siya para di magsalita.

  7. Ricky Duque on

    Dapat ilipat na sa ibang selda yan si napoles e. wag bigyan ng special treatment!

  8. Mike Javier on

    May powerful na taong nasa likod ni napoles kaya nakakapag inarte yan ng ganyan e.

  9. Marvin Malampaya on

    Khit ano p yan… Isa lng ang sigurado.. Tapos n ang happy life nya,wla ng luhong lugar at mga gamit.. Ospital o kulingan man sya.. Pareho lng.. Wlang klayaan,wlA ng sosyalan… Lahat ng nanakaw nya.. Di n nya mppkinabangan..

  10. jacob cagurungan on

    grabe lhat n lng ng paraan gagawin tlga basta manatili s hospital? Pede n tlga artista , galing !!! Ang bulok at bagal ng pinas sa lhat ng bagay…

  11. Ryan bagobo on

    Hayst iba talaga ang trato sa vip na tao pag NPA at matalita sa malamig na semento pag senador at vip magpapa renovate pa talaga at parate naka hospital arrest Only in the Phils

  12. Nikca Olesya on

    ,kng katulad ko yan c napoles matagal nayang nakulong,kaso ang batas natin pra lng sa mga mayayaman…..

  13. Ronnie Ivardaloza on

    Sobrang manipulative ka Napoles. Para nag spotting lang you have to prolong ur stay sa hospital, lumang gimmick na yan… We know what ur thinking and we do not believe u,

  14. Ramirez Rudy on

    VIP haha kaya daming corupt kasi sarap ng buhay asikasong asikaso,ung mahihirap na nakulong timawa at kawawa talaga hintay nalng mamatay sa loob ng kulungan.

  15. Ethinyl Pavia on

    Hospital jail. Why the court is always giving in to the whims of these crooked people, politicians?

  16. ferrous russia on

    Ang taong nagnakaw ng barya halos mamatay sa gulpi, tpos yan nagnakaw ng billions special treatment pa!!?.. Nakakagwa pa ng alibi wg lng mabalik sa jail.!

  17. Patootie Pena on

    Ilipat s aordinaryong kulungan yan. Para madala, di naman nagsasabi ng totoo e.

  18. michael santos on

    The suspicion that Napoles received help from people in the executive is shared by Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano, who said he was convinced that somebody was protecting Napoles. this is correct other corrupt other prisoner is suffering to the jail why napoles is on the ospital ?

  19. troy villanueva on

    bkt pinapabayaan ng gobyerno na nasa hospital lang si napoles sarap buhay VIP treatment lang? sinu naman nag bibigay ng VIP treatment dito? tlgang malakas kapit ni napoles ha

  20. Tama gaya ng sinabi ni Sen Alan. May malaking tao na nasa likod ni napoles kaya ganyan siya umasta.