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Recto shows DAR certification to belie he’s on Luy’s list

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 03:36 PM May 20, 2014

Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines –  Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Tuesday  released a certification from the Department of Agrarian Reform that  would belie a report linking him into  the “pork barrel” scam.

“This is to certify that per available records, the DAR Office of the Secretary has not received a letter from Senator Ralph G. Recto dated 30 August 2010,”  said  the one-page  certification issued on May 14, 2014 and  signed by Justin Vincent La Chica, head executive assistant of the  DAR’s Office of  the Secretary.

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“This certification is being issued for whatever legal purpose it  may serve,”  it further said.

The certification, according to a statement from Recto’s office, clarifies a Philippine Daily Inquirer  report that the senator was among those who supposedly transacted with alleged “pork” scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles.

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The report, quoting an alleged digital records of whistleblower Benhur Luy, mentioned a “letter supposedly from Recto dated Aug. 30, 2010, for Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes in which he requested P10-million for agrarian reform projects nationwide.”

“No other record on Recto appears in Luy’s files,” the report said.

“This certification further  proves that Senator Recto never dealt with Janet Lim-Napoles, Benhur Luy, their agents or any NGOs (non-government organizations),” said a statement from Recto’s office.

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