Legarda: Napoles list a ‘perjured lie’
MANILA, Philippines—Senator Loren Legarda denied involvement in the pork barrel scam after her name was included on the Napoles list that was submitted to the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee by former senator Panfilo Lacson Tuesday.
“I categorically deny any alleged involvement with Ms. Janet Napoles. I do not know her and have never dealt with her personally or otherwise,” Legarda said in a statement after a copy of the list was provided to the media.
“I have never endorsed any non-government organization to benefit from my Priority Development Assistance Fund. Any statement to the contrary that may be in her supposed affidavit is a perjured lie and is actionable criminally against her and all those involved in this political smear campaign,” she said.
The names of 10 incumbent senators, two former senators, seven cabinet officials, and 66 incumbent and former congressmen were included in the list.
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