De Lima: DOJ will look into media payoffs | Inquirer News

De Lima: DOJ will look into media payoffs

/ 05:22 PM March 19, 2014

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on Wednesday said they will look into the affidavits of former officials of the state-owned National Agri-Business Corporation (Nabcor) in connection with the alleged media payoffs using pork barrel funds.

“We will evaluate first the sworn statements of the Nabcor whistleblowers,” De Lima told reporters Wednesday in a text message.


She said they will have copies of affidavits of whistleblowers Rhodora Mendoza and Vic Cacal within the week.

The two former officials said that checks from a Nabcor account at the United Coconut Planters Bank in Pasig were issued separately to news anchor Erwin Tulfo and radio anchor Carmelo “Melo” del Prado Magdurulang. A separate payment was allegedly made to a radio-television personality worth P2-million.



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TAGS: Erwin Tulfo, media corruption, Melo del Prado, Nabcor, Nation, National Agri-business Corporation, News, pork barrel scam
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