The Makati Regional Trial Court has ordered the immediate arrest of Janet Lim-Napoles for serious illegal detention.
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said she has directed the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to arrest the brain of the pork barrel scam.
However, my source within the bureau said Napoles could have been tipped off about the issuance of the warrant because her lawyer was spotted in the court a day before the warrant was issued.
Napoles is nowhere to be found. Authorities failed to find her in her several residences. She is now believed to be in hiding to elude arrest.
De Lima assured the public that once Napoles is arrested, she will remain in jail since her is offense is non-bailable and carries a life sentence.
Napoles should have been in jail since day one. What she did was a crime that affect us all.
She pocketed our money in cahoots with lawmakers.
Pnoy administration should listen to Cayetano.
Sen. Allan Peter Cayetano wants the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program expanded to cover calamity victims as well, aside from the poor families around the country.
Cayetano explained that typhoon and flood victims do not only need relief goods but assistance as well in the form of livelihood.
The lawmaker from Taguig said victims usually lose their livelihood during a calamity, and they need financial assistance to be able to get back on their feet.
He suggested that this form of assistance be called CCT 2 and should also be handled by the DSWD.
It’s about time someone thought of this idea to help those who want to make a living and not just wait for alms from the government.
Who is Leah Cruz?
What’s this I heard from the grapevine at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) that a certain Leah Cruz is the only person allowed to import onions and garlic into the country?
According to reports, these two products have become so precious that one import permit alone could cost as high as P100,000 but it only cost P20 during the previous administration.
Sources said the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) of the Agriculture department is the agency responsible in issuing permits but it refuses to issue permits to other importers.
An official of the BOC, who asked not to be named, confirmed that Cruz, through her dummy companies, is the only person allowed to import onions and garlic.
An official of the DA said that Cruz is the president of a farmers’ group and they dictate how many metric tons of onions and garlic will be brought into the country every month.
Isn’t this a conflict of interest? Cruz is the president of a farmers’ group which decides the volume of oinons and garlic that will be imported in the country.
Surprisingly, she is also the broker of the group importing vegetable products?
Paging Secretary Proceso Alcala!