De Lima: NBI probing alleged pork barrel, Malampaya fund scams


Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Monday confirmed that the National Bureau of Investigation has been investigating the alleged Malampaya fund scam along with the alleged P10-billion pork barrel fund scam.

De Lima told through a text message that the NBI has been undertaking the investigation in the past several weeks based on the testimonies of whistleblowers, principally Benhur Luy and Merlina Suñas, and documents provided by them and other sources.

Part of the text message read: ‘‘The whistleblowers confirm the accuracy of the list of 97 Mayors published by the Inquirer, whose signatures were forged by JLN [Janet Lim-Napoles] employees/staff of JLN making it appear that these Mayors had requested and benefitted   from the P900 million secured by Napoles when the truth is, according to the whistleblowers, no funds were released to said Mayors since the P900 million all went to Napoles/JLN.’’

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