By Philippine Daily Inquirer
Janet Lim Napoles allegedly had links to 12 non-government organizations that cornered P900 million in Malampaya funds released to the Department of Agrarian Reform in 2009 to help typhoon victims, and she and former officials of the agency will be asked about their alleged roles in the transaction before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee.
By Leila B. Salaverria
“It would be unfair to blame everything on her and then not give her the opportunity to answer.” Even if she will just invoke her right to remain silent, Janet Lim-Napoles has to be invited to the Senate’s investigation of the alleged misuse of the Malampaya Fund, Senators Francis Escudero and JV Ejercito insisted in radio interviews on Sunday.
By Marlon Ramos
A former aide of detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada personally collected nearly P12 million in cash from socialite Ruby Tuason at her posh address in Makati City in 2005.
By TJ Burgonio
The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee is finally opening its inquiry into the alleged P900-million Malampaya fund scam late November.
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab
The lawyer of Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes on Friday claimed that his client was not given a copy of a state witness’ sworn affidavit that pinned her to the pork barrel scam.