Napoles convoy arrives at Senate
Protesters welcome Janet Lim-Napoles as she arrives at the Senate on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, to attend a hearing investigating her alleged involvement in the P10 billion pork barrel scam. The rallyists tried to enter the Senate gates but were blocked by a phalanx of policemen. Video by INQUIRER.net’s Noy Morcoso III
MANILA, Philippines – Three convoys of vehicles, one carrying Janet Lim Napoles, the alleged mastermind in the P10 billion pork barrel scam, arrived at the Senate office in Pasay City.
One convoy, with at least five vehicles, including police cars and an ambulance, arrived around 9:30 a.m.
It passed by a group of protesters gathered nearby. There was no attempt to block the vehicles
The protesters, carrying placards of “abolish all pork-like funds” and shouting “abolish pork barrel” attempted to march to the Senate office, but were blocked by police.
Several groups als
o gathered in front of the Senate’s main gate where a phalanx of policemen was also waiting.
Mae Paner, popularly known as Juana Change, arrived in a wheelchair wearing orange in an attempt to impersonate Napoles. Calling herself Janet Napoles Bariles, Paner was also wearing a bullet proof vest.
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