Angara wants Napoles to show proof on internal bleeding case
MANILA, Philippines—Senator Juan Edgardo Angara wants Janet Lim Napoles, the alleged “pork barrel” scam mastermind, to show proof, like medical certificate, that she has been bleeding.
“Well sa akin, yung internal bleeding, mahirap idahilan yun; kelangan ipakita din yun,” Angara said on Wednesday when sought to react to reports that Napoles has been bleeding and has asked for a longer stay at the Ospital ng Makati.
(Well for me, internal bleeding is difficult to use as an excuse, you really have to prove it.)
“Tulad noong transaction sa PDAF (Priority Development Assistance Fund) , hindi naman pwedeng sasabihin mo lang may transactions ka, may internal bleeding ka. Kailangan ipakita mo talagang totoo yan,” he said.
(Just like the PDAF transactions, you can’t just say that you have transactions; that you have an internal bleeding. You have to show proof that it’s true.)
Angara issued these remarks apparently before doctors at the Ospital ng Makati held a press conference to explain the medical condition of Napoles. The doctors told media that Napoles was indeed suffering from internal bleeding even after almost a month of recovering from her operation at the hospital.
Angara used the opportunity to deny any involvement in the “pork barrel” scam, adding he planned to confront Napoles or any whistle-blowers who had dragged him into the scandal.
Angara immediately released all his PDAF or “pork barrel” records after Napoles wrote a certain “Cong. Angara-APO” in her list of lawmakers and other personalities, who had allegedly transacted with her.
Napoles’ list was submitted last week by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to the Senate blue ribbon committee.
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