• ‘Napoles may be used to destroy Liberal Party’

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    THE Liberal Party (LP) is not discounting the possibility that Janet Lim Napoles will implicate its members in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel scam once the plan to make her state witness pushes through.

    Senator Francis Pangilinan, President of LP, said there are efforts to destroy the party.

    “If that happens it will not be a surprise because LP has been in the receiving end of various allegations,” he said in an interview.

    The Court of Appeals has reversed the ruling of a Makati City court convicting Napoles of serious illegal detention. The case was filed by her former aide Benhur Luy.

    Napoles’ lawyer had said that his client is willing to talk if she will be made state witness.

    “Of course she would say anything and implicate anyone just to make sure that she is spared from any liability,” Pangilinan said.

    Detained Sen. Leila De Lima also found the acquittal of Napoles disturbing.

    She also objected to the idea of making Napoles state witness because the former businesswoman was the “most guilty.”

    De Lima recalled that when Napoles was urged by the Justice department to identify legislators involved in the scam, she asked who among the senators and congressmen they wanted included.

    “That was when I knew that Napoles cannot be relied upon and is only too willing to fabricate her own testimony to save her skin at the expense of innocent Senators and Congressmen,” De Lima noted.

    “The possibility that Napoles in turn will be used against me for my supposed selective prosecution of PDAF scam legislators was, I was told, implied today in an interview of Napoles’ lawyer,” she added.

    De Lima, during her stint as secretary of Justice, ordered the arrest of former Senators Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile for their links with Napoles and for allegedly pocketing kickbacks through an elaborate scheme in diverting public funds to fake government projects.

    With DEMPSEY REYES

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      Jannet Lim Napoles still have tons of money left, still have connections with the outside world because her brother and husband were not indicted, and she can afford to pay high caliber lawyers to do everything on her behalf, such as the offer to be a state witness. There was so much money stolen from the government and the courts should start prosecuting offenders from smallest to the biggest amount, in that order. As far as Bong Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada, they are in good hands and should not be put on trial soon because if they get convicted while DU30 is still the sitting President, he will more likely to pardon them the day before his term expires. Just look hat happened to GMA!! She took out huge amount of money from PCSO, like P386 Million and found out that she did not spent the money for herself, but the courts failed to look on the ballooned bank account of Mickey Arroyo, his son. This can only happen in the Philippines, and Filipinos are very unique from the rest of the world that is why “It is more fun in the Philippines”.