Napoles denies ‘pork’ dealings with lawmakers
MANILA, Philippines – Janet Lim- Napoles has denied any dealings involving the lawmakers’ Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) also known as “pork barrel”.
“Wala po [There’s none],” Napoles said when asked by Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano during Thursday’s hearing of the Senate blue ribbon committee.
Asked again by Cayetano if she had no PDAF transactions since she became a businesswoman, Napoles refused to answer the question, saying charges have been filed in the Office of the Ombudsman.
Still responding to Cayetano’s queries, Napoles also denied knowing former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Napoles, who allegedly masterminded the P10 billion pork barrel scam, denied that she formed 21 foundations which were allegedly used as conduits to funnel the lawmakers’ pork barrel funds.
She also denied any dealings with senators and congressmen, who have been implicated in the scam.
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