PORK barrel scam central figure Janet Lim-Napoles and her co-accused made withdrawals from their bank deposits before the Court of Appeals issued a freeze order on their assets and a Manila court launched forfeiture proceedings.
A 20-page forfeiture order from the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC), a copy of which The Manila Times obtained, indicated that Napoles retained a much smaller amount in her accounts than the P10 billion she is said to have amassed from questionable pork barrel transactions.
The figures were submitted by the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to the court, which issued the Provisional Asset Preservation Order (PAPO) covering the bank accounts and properties of the personalities implicated in the scheme.
The government is pushing the forfeiture of assets of Napoles and her family, Benhur Luy, Ruby Chan Tuason, Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Chairwoman Zenaida Ducut and several others.
The AMLC said Napoles kept 11 bank accounts. Seven of them are under her name and the rest are joint accounts.
A total of $542,442 remains in the account bearing Napoles’ name, while the peso account under her name shows a balance of P1,307,705.
Covered by the forfeiture proceedings are Metrobank Card Corp Account No. 5218-2285-0101-5030 with P49,992.04 and Metrobank Account No. 7035533458 with P99,478.97.
Napoles had four dollar accounts in Sun Life of Canada Philippines Inc. with balances of $6,459.63, $6,459.63, $6,459.63 and $6,423.52. She had $501.39 in a Metrobank account.
In her joint accounts, the biggest amount is P1,007,908.36, in the account of Janet Lim Napoles TITF Magdalena Luy Lim Charity Foundation in the Service of Divine Mercy Inc. in Metrobank.
Napoles and her daughter Jo Christine also had a joint dollar account of $516,141.67 in Metrobank.
The biggest account of the Napoles family was with her children under Insular Life Assurance Co. Ltd.: Jeane Catherine Napoles with P5,100,000; Jo Christine with P5,150,000, a dollar account of $114,218.57, and John Christian Lim Napoles with P5,070,000.
Napoles’ Kaagapay Magpakailanman Foundation Inc. had P14,829,255.11 in a PNB account.
Benhur Luy has $15,008.90 in his BPI dollar account, P81.83 in UCPB, and P84.43 and P2,867.79 in two Metrobank accounts.
The government is also after Ruby Chan Tuason’s P10,000 left in her Metrobank account.
Former Agusan Rep. Rodolfo Plaza has a remaining balance of P2,000 in Metrobank, while former Pampanga Rep. now ERC Chair Zenaida Ducut has P33,817.38 also in Metrobank.
The government is eyeing the 36 lots and condominiums registered under Napoles’ name and that of JCLN Global Properties Development Corp.
It has also identified 10 vehicles owned by Napoles, the most expensive of which is the 2008 Porsche Cayenne V6 Wagon, and a 2004 Ford Lincoln Navigator under the name of her husband, Jaime.
According to AMLC, Benhur Luy owns a 2010 Mitsubishi Montero Sport G and a 2004 Toyota Altis.
Executive Judge Marino dela Cruz of the Manila RTC Branch 22 has found probable cause that the assets of the Napoles family, Luy, Tuason, Ducut, Plaza and several others were illegally acquired.
The court has set the hearing on the asset preservation on March 7.