Pork barrel scam witness Marina Sula told the Sandiganbayan’s Third Division that Senators Loren Legarda and Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. were among lawmakers who had endorsed a non-government organization (NGO) linked to Janet Lim-Napoles.
Napoles is facing plunder and graft charges before the court in connection with the pork barrel scam.
Sula, Napoles’ former employee, testified that Masaganang Ani Para sa Magsasaka Foundation Inc. (MAMFI) of which she was president were given projects for agricultural products.
She said Napoles told her “we will have extra income” from the creation of MAMFI.
Sula said the highest she earned was P100,000 and the smallest, P20,000.
She said Napoles would choose the NGO and the lawmaker would endorse it.
Asked who among the lawmakers endorsed MAMFI, Sula replied, “Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada, Bong Revilla at marami pa pong iba.”
Asked who the others were, she identified several congressmen such as former Representatives Edgar Valdez of the Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives (APEC), Rizalina Seachon-Lanete of Masbate, Constantino Jaraula of Cagayan de Oro and “many others.”
“In the process of filing folders, I saw their names,” said Sula, who claimed she was a custodian of documents in the JLN’s Corporation’s office.
Third Division Associate Justice Samuel Martires asked if she talked with Legarda, and Sula replied it was Napoles who talked with lawmakers.
When asked to what implementing agency Legarda’s alleged funds were released, she said that Merlina Suñas and Benhur Luy were the ones who would be able answer, saying she was not hands-on in preparing documents.