pope ph

De Lima: More cases to pursue after filing of first batch of plunder raps

By |

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Monday they still have a lot to do and more cases to pursue after the first batch of plunder complaints are filed.

In a short speech after a Mass for whistle-blowers at the National Bureau of Investigation, De Lima thanked everyone who helped in the “historic” endeavor.

“Hindi pa tapos. Marami pa kaming gagawin (It’s not over yet. We still have many things to do),” she said, adding they would still have to pursue the cases with the Ombudsman.

De Lima thanked the 16 whistle-blowers (10 were present during the Mass) and their lawyer Levito Baligod, who were instrumental in building cases against those involved in the misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund.

The Justice Secretary lauded their efforts and those of NBI officials and personnel who worked on the cases amid the possibility of putting their lives on danger.

“I know a majority of the people support our filing of such charges,” she said.

Follow Us


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Benhur Luy , Janet Napoles , Leila de Lima , Nation , News , Pork barrel

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94