Senate pork probe resets hearing on Sept. 24
The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee on Wednesday said it will reset its Thursday investigation to give way to the Department of Justice’s filing of all charges regarding the multi-billion peso pork barrel scam even with plunder charges were filed against businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, three senators and 34 others before the Ombudsman.
The probe will resume on September 24.
Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Chairman TG Guingona said that the hearing was scheduled to allow the DOJ “and the whistleblowers in the case ample time to prepare for the filing of charges against those implicated in the alleged Napoles pork barrel scam.”
Also, some senators want Napoles, who’s allegedly the head of the scam, to hear her side of story.
Napoles is currenly detained at Fort Sto. Domingo in Laguna due to the illegal detention case filed by her cousin and pork scam principal whistleblower Benhur Luy.
Meanwhile, Senator Francis Escudero wants to pursue the special investigation of the Senate regarding the massive waste of pork barrels by legislators.
Escudero believes that there will be more to be spilled in the next hearing of the Senate and that it’s possible that more names will come out.
According to the youthful senator, the testimonies that they hold are not sufficient because there are 82 bogus non-government organizations. (Kisses Jabson)
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