Key figure in ‘pork’ scam blasts whistleblower

July 26, 2013 10:51 pm
 Janet Lim Napoles faces reporters for the first time at a forum in Quezon City on Friday. She heaped scorn at the pork barrel scam whistleblower and denied she was involved in the mess. Photo by Mike de Juan


Janet Lim Napoles faces reporters for the first time at a forum in Quezon City on Friday. She heaped scorn at the pork barrel scam whistleblower and denied she was involved in the mess. Photo by Mike de Juan

Benhur Luy is a drug user, promiscuous homosexual and check forger.

The description of one of the whistleblowers in the P10-billion Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) anomaly was provided by Janet Lim Napoles, the woman Luy said was behind the pork barrel misuse that involves five senators and two congressmen.

Napoles and her lawyers attended the weekly forum at Balitaan sa Hotel Rembrandt on Friday, the first time she faced the media after she was implicated in the controversy.

Napoles said Luy was the son of her househelp whom she took in as her personal assistant.

She said Luy duped her of over P5 million by forging her signature to obtain a bank loan.

She discovered the fraud last Holy Week when the bank called her up to demand payment for the loan.

One of Napoles’ lawyers, Irene Garcia, reading from a prepared statement, said Luy “is known for his habitual use of illegal drugs, his promiscuous sexual activities with different men, and his penchant for collecting illegal pornographic materials.”

Napoles’ lead counsel, Lorna Kapunan, said her client is a legitimate businesswoman and a private person and is not involved in any government contracts involving the PDAF.

The lawmakers being dragged into the scam are not Napoles’ friends, Kapunan said.

“Ms. Napoles is a victim of harassment and a target of extortionists. Worse, she is unfairly being persecuted in the media,” she said.

Kapunan said Luy has confessed to “forging the signature of our client and even the lawmakers.

She said what they want now is to uncover who are behind the stories maligning Napoles.

Kapunan said all the claims of extortion by Napoles and attempts to harass  Luy have all been dismissed by the Department of Justice. Luy is also facing charges of qualified theft for forging Napoles’ signature.

She dared investigators to reveal the backers of Luy.

“Was Benhur behind the scam? Who told him to forge the signatures? Who told him to fix the companies? We want to know,” Kapunan said.Luy betrayed Napoles’ trust despite the financial help Napoles gave to his family, the lawyer said.

Kapunan said Napoles is willing to open her bank records to scrutiny in connection with the PDAF mess, but “with the appropriate court order.”

3 Responses to Key figure in ‘pork’ scam blasts whistleblower

  1. Chris S says:

    If her response is to bad mouth her accuser with deeply derogatory comments it sounds like she’s guilty. If she was innocent of the alleged charges she would make her bank records public now, rather than wait for a court order which would give her the chance of falsifying records. Corruption in the Philippines keeps the poor people poor and the rich even richer, dramatic action is needed, but the people in power don’t want change in their lifestyle, so the ordinary people need to rise up and force change

  2. Allan says:

    may kasabihan tayo na kapag ang manok ay putak ng putak ibig sabihin noon ay merong kawatan na aali aligid sa bahay mo. si Janet Napoles po ay isang kawatan na putak ng putak ganyan ang ginagawa ng mga kawatan pag itoy nahuli mo isisigaw niya lahat …

  3. kotchero says:

    “wag ate Janet..’wag aminin..kuha ka ng magagaling na de campanillang ttorneys dyan. ‘yong matinik tulad ng mga ttorney sa impeachment trial. Maraming pera ka na gamitin mo ‘yan. Hindi maubos ‘yan kahit wala na puwesto si Pnoy. Laro lang ‘yan sa ‘Objection your honor’, di ba? Tuloy ang kasayahan millionaires. Ang galing-galing. More fun in the Philippines.

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