The list of Janet Lim-Napoles handed over by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to the Senate blue ribbon committee is identical to the list submitted earlier by former senator Panfilo Lacson.
The only difference is that the list from de Lima was signed by the suspected pork barrel fund scam mastermind while Lacson’s was not.
De Lima turned over on Thursday to Sen. Teofisto Guingona 3rd, chairman of the blue ribbon committee, her copy of the list containing the names of lawmakers, government officials and other individuals who Napoles claimed made money from the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) scam.
The blue ribbon panel on Monday directed de Lima to submit by May 15 the list and the affidavit given to her by Napoles last month.
The Justice secretary went to Guingona’s Senate office Thursday afternoon to submit the list. She asked Guingona to give her another week for the affidavit, saying Napoles was still completing it.
“She [de Lima]asked for a one-week extension for the affidavit, we agreed to give her one more week but we I said [the list]should be submitted on the day stated in the subpoena,” Guingona told reporters.
Copies of the list were distributed to the media.
The de Lima list contains the same names on the Lacson list. The list from de Lima, however, bore Napoles’ signature and some names were in her handwriting.
The senators on the list submitted by Lacson on Tuesday were Ramon Revilla Jr., Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, Juan Ponce Enrile, Vicente Sotto 3rd, Loren Legarda, Aquilino Pimentel 3rd, former Sen. Manuel Villar, Gregorio Honasan, the late Robert Barbers, Francis “Chiz” Escudero and JV Ejercito.
Earlier on Thursday, Senate President Franklin Drilon said he has signed the subpoena requiring whistleblower Benhur Luy to submit to the blue ribbon panel the soft copy of Luy’s digital records relating to the PDAF scam.
“We already issued subpoena duces tecum for the production of these digital files,” Drilon announced during the weekly Kapihan sa Senado media forum.
The Senate panel gave Luy until next Wednesday to produce the records.
Drilon said he did not know if the digital records really exist, but that he signed the subpoena as recommended by the committee.
Luy’s records reportedly contain crucial information about the PDAF scam including names of lawmakers, government officials and other individuals involved in the scam. With PNA