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Timeline: Janet Lim-Napoles and the P10-B ‘pork barrel’ scam

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12:54 AM August 29th, 2013

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August 29th, 2013 12:54 AM

July 12 – The Inquirer published the first of a 6-part series on the investigation of the NBI on an alleged P10-B pork barrel scam. The story was based on the affidavit of Benhur Lim-Luy, who was rescued by the NBI from the condo of Janet Lim-Napoles. Luy said Napoles was the brains behind a massive siphoning.

July 13 –Napoles denied Luy’s allegations. In her counter-affidavit, she said, “I am not involved in any scam.”

July 16 – Inquirer reported that at  P900 million from royalties in the operation of the Malampaya gas project off Palawan province intended for agrarian reform beneficiaries were siphoned off by dummy nongovernment organization (NGO) created by Napoles.

August 8  – Napoles  had a roundtable discussion with Inquirer editors, columnists and reporters  at the Inquirer main office in Makati.
August 14 – Court issues warrant of arrest for Napoles, and her brother, Reynald ‘Jojo’ Lim for the illegal detention of Luy. Napoles and her brother disappeared.

August 26 — Angry netizens and ordinary citizens gathered at the Luneta for the ‘Million People March’ protest. They called for President Aquino to abolish the pork barrel.

August 28 – President Aquino announced a P10M reward for any information that would lead to the arrest of Napoles.

August 28, 2013 (9:37pm) – Napoles surrendered to President Aquino.

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