Senator, PNoy allies in third batch of ‘pork’ cases

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AN incumbent senator and several administration allies will be included in a revised letter-complaint being drafted by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in connection with the third batch of cases against lawmakers linked to the pork barrel scam, a Justice department official said on Monday.

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According to Justice Undersecretary Jose Justiniano, the document would be sent to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima within the week.

“It is up to the Secretary’s discretion when the cases will be filed with the Ombudsman,” Justiniano said.

Eight or nine individuals will figure in the cases, he disclosed.

Justiniano said no plunder case will be filed against an in the batch.

When asked if there are administration allies included in the third batch, he replied, “Meron [There is].”

“Sinabi naman ni Secretary [de Lima]and I quote, ‘Wala naman kaming tinitignang partido dito. Kung may ebidensya e kasuhan namin’” (The Secretary said, ‘We don’t look at party affiliation. If there’s evidence against them, we file cases against them],’” Justiniano said.

The revision of the NBI’s first letter-complaint was made last week to address issues raised by those saying their signatures were forged.

When also asked if these individuals are to be dropped from the cases, he said the number they initially mentioned as composing the third batch will be the same number that will face charges.

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6 Comments

  1. Nag paparamdam lang ang DOJ sa mga senators na may mga kaso regarding pork barrel. Approve the BBL or face malversation or plunder charges. Sa madaling sabi nananakot na ang Malacanang. Mag sisi man sila, wala na silang ligtas sa kamay ng sinto-sinto sa palasyo. Hawak na kayo sa leeg. HEHEHE.

    • Notice the names were announced in the past 2 batches….. Immunity is inevitable since no one will be charged with plunder. It once again will be an exercise in political futility. And the band plays on…………

  2. Sana di Ito Moro Moro or di kaya palabas Lang tun malaking Issa sa partido nilinis Pero yun maliit pinasabit pero mapapawalang sala din sa ka hulihulihan gaya yun dati nauna

  3. I Remember... on

    “It is up to the Secretary’s discretion when the cases will be filed with the Ombudsman,” Justiniano said.

    What a stupid way to do justice. The Secretary should have no say at all…!!! Its the work of Police to file complaint with country’s prosecutors. Only in the Philippines….

    • So puedeng hindi matutuloy dahil nasa “discretion” kuno ni Pnoy lapdog!!!!
      bakit isang senator lang? Blackmail ito sa senatong na ito para bumoto sa BBL.