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    Janet Lim-Napoles keeps documents that will back up her lists of senators and congressmen who allegedly got kickbacks from her in exchange for funneling their priority development assistance fund (PDAF) to bogus non-government organizations (NGOs) that she owned or controlled.

    Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Monday ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to get those papers that are seen to pin down those whom Napoles has implicated in the P10-billion PDAF or pork barrel scam.

    De Lima, however, did not say where exactly the documents are stored or who their custodian is.

    The “NBI is now trying to get those documents from her, as part of the ongoing vetting/fact-finding process into the veracity of her allegations in the two affidavits,” she told reporters in a text message.

    De Lima said the Department of Justice (DOJ) is trying its best to get hold of whatever documentary evidence that will show that indeed those named in the lists received their kickbacks, including the commissions of those who acted as agents for lawmakers.

    Napoles submitted to the Justice chief two lists, which she later turned over to the Senate blue ribbon committee.

    The first list, consisting 53 pages, including photocopies of checks amounting to millions, was turned over to the committee on May 11.

    The second list included 18 senators who got kickbacks from PDAF projects and two more senators—Alan Peter Cayetano and Francis Escudero—who received campaign funds from Napoles.

    It was given to panel chairman Sen. Teofisto Guingona 3rd on May 26.

    The current and former senators named by Napoles in her lists were Rodolfo Biazon, Robert Barbers, Juan Ponce Enrile, Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, Luisa “Loi” Ejercito, Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan, Robert Jaworski, Lito Lapid, Loren Legarda, Ramon Magsaysay Jr., Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Tessie Aquino-Oreta, Aquilino Pimentel Jr., Aquilino Pimentel 3rd, Ramon Revilla Jr., Vicente Sotto 3rd, Cynthia Villar and Manuel Villar.

    Napoles said Manuel Villar, a defeated 2016 presidential candidate, had also received a campaign fund from her.

    The Napoles lists also tagged former congressmen who either served or have resigned from the Aquino Cabinet.

    They are Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, former Customs commissioner Rufino Rozzano Biazon, Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Zenaida Ducut and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Director General Joel Villanueva.

    Some of the congressmen from Metro Manila on the lists are Matias Defensor and Nanette Castelo Daza of Quezon City, Oscar Malapitana and Recom Echeverri of Caloocan City and Eduardo Zialcita of Parañaque City.

    The lawyer of Napoles, Bruce Rivera, also on Monday confirmed that NBI agents have called him and requested the documents.

    “I will have to go to Fort Santo Domingo to tell Mrs. Napoles of the request,” Rivera said, referring to the police camp in Santa Rosa, Laguna, where the businesswoman is detained.

    Napoles was sent back to Fort Santo Domingo after getting treatment from Ospital ng Makati in Makati City (Metro Manila). She is facing serious illegal detention charges lodged by pork scam whistleblower Benhur Luy, her former employee.

    De Lima said her probers will verify first the information given by Napoles in her two lists.

    According to her, she is more interested in finding the basis of allegations against Napoles rather than pushing for the businesswoman as state witness.

    Meanwhile, lawmakers said Luy should explain why some files were deleted from his hard drive.

    “Whether files were deleted should not be a deal breaker on the relevance of the hard drive files in prosecuting all those involved. Secretary de Lima should make Luy explain the back story of these files,” Rep. Terry Ridon of Kabataan party-list said.

    House Deputy Minority Leader Antonio Tinio of Alliance of Concerned Teachers party-list agreed, saying Luy should explain if he had anything to do with the deletions.

    House Deputy Majority Leader Sherwin Tugna of Citizens’ Battle Against Corruption party-list and Rep. Marcy Teodoro of Marikina City (Metro Manila) argued that Luy’s credibility could stand and fall on how he can corroborate the contents of his hard drive.

    WITH A REPORT FROM LLANESCA T. PANTI

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    25 Comments

    1. Jessie Corrales on

      Hindi pwedeng si JLN lamang ang gumawa nito. Yung pag release pa lang ng 10 billion, sa DBM galing yun, baket hindi pinagpapaliwanag si Abad, eh si BH Luy na mismomng nagsabing may kausap sila sa loob ng DBM. Si JLM hindi naman pumipirma ng cheke ng gobyrno, hindi rin sya bosing sa DBM o sa implementing agency, kaya sino sa loob ng Aquino gov’t ang kakunchaba? mukang marami. hehe

      • Ed Peñalosa on

        Tama. ang tanong dito ay, pano napunta kay JLN ang pera mula sa DBM? sino nag approve ng release? walang tinatawag ang yellow ribbon committee na kahit isa sa DBM, wala! halatang nagtatakipan na.

    2. Marty Miraj on

      Wag siyang gawing state witness di nararapat! Sa kulungan dapat diretso nyan.

    3. Railey Bagobo on

      Ang tagal naten inantay yang affidavit na yan tapos pagkalabas mali mali pa hahaha ano to lokohan?

    4. Gary Fajardo on

      Sus! Dapat ipadala na sa bilibid yan si napoles. Isunod si tanda,sexy at pogi para atleast may nauuna na sa kulungan.

    5. Dong Catapusan on

      Wag na nating pansinin si napoles wala ng magandang ginawa kundi pag awayin ang mga nasa senado.

    6. Bryan Paguntalan on

      Puro Lies ang laman ng affidavit ni napoles bakit ba kasi pinapakinggan pa naten siya?

    7. Heet Mon Lee on

      what napoles want is to be a state witness and have immunity from the case that is why she is putting the blame on others…

    8. Ay naoo basta wag na wag siyang bibigyan ng immunity siya ang mastermind ng scam kaya dapat mauna siya makulong.

    9. napoles is muddling with case ever since she was proven guilty of funneling PDAF funds and everything she will do will be to save herself and anyone who is behind her… lastly, de lima is trying hard to prove napoles claims, what gives?

    10. Ewan ko ba kung bakit patuloy pa din nating pinakikinggan si napoles. Wala naman siyang sinasabi kundi purokasinungalingan.

    11. Anak ng Makata on

      at this moment napoles’ document is rather irrelevant because she has other reasons in presenting it, COA and DBM records are still the most relevant documents where to base the investigations

    12. Memnoch the Devil on

      at this moment who would say that the said document are real and not made up, de lima has been working with napoles since the news of the list first brokeout… how do we know that its not part of the deal they made to make napoles a state witness…

    13. whether napoles has evidence or not the case still is weight less until proven with public records, as far as we know or rather we dont know who holds the documents and if they are true and not fabricated.

    14. Why is it hard to understand that this “Napoles Vaudeville Show” of Noynoy administration since Day 1 and now running on its 9 months already is purely an act of political deception to mislead the people and conceal the real identity of the people responsible in this massive Billion PDAF/PDA thievery made possible under the Budget Management expertise of DBM chief, Butch Abad, and of course under the full guidance and protection of Malacanang tenant.

    15. Angel Pulido on

      Regarding the PDAF problem, Napoles was saying she is not the most guilty. All the suspects are not guilty either, with emphases on the lawmakers who, most of them are lawyers I believe. If nobody of the suspects is guilty, then who was? Countrymen, considering all the arguments regarding the latter case, as the saying in USA goes, it does not need a rocket scientist to figure that out. Be the judge.

    16. pati senador na nalaban sa corruption dindmay plibhasa malalaman kung sinong malaking tao sa likod nya kya pinipilit na isama!

    17. malinaw naman kung gaano kasinungaling si napoles..kaya hirap na din maniwala sa isang magnanakaw na tulad nya.

    18. Again i will say why havent they known about these papers before, if janet lym napolez wants to be a state witness surely she has been told she has to tell everything to the powers that be. If she continues to play this game put her strainght in a jail cell she will soon realise she needs to be honest & give every little bit of information & evidence to support it to the authorities. Its more & more of a joke. I think the politicians & justice people love playing these games. But its like the comey series from years ago the key stone cops. This country is a laughing stock in the world as it cant conduct anything right. How it will ever get to court i dont know as the powers that be seem to be making it more of a joke each day.

    19. Kris deDios on

      I keep on saying that the DAP/PDAF KINGS and QUEENS are;

      D—big boy DRILON, Delima, Dinky Soliman
      A—AQUINO aka NOYNOYING, bad ABAD, ALCALA
      P—PENOY aka NOYNOYING and greedy LP’s and bad friends

      P—PENOY aka NOYNOYING
      D—DRILON, DELIMA, DINKY SOLIMAN
      A—AQUINO aka NOYNOYING, bad ABAD, ALCALA
      F— evil FRIENDS of NOYNOYING AQUINO ( hypocrite JOEL VILLANUEVA,
      GUINGONA, LACIERDA, MORALES,LP’s, and all the LAP DOGS of NOYNOYING
      AQUINO the KING of CORRUPTION