Pork scam witness exposes ‘Janet Lim-Napoles Jr.’

/ 02:42 PM November 17, 2014

Arraignment of Janet Lim-Napoles at the Sandiganbayan.

MANILA, Philippines — A whistleblower in the pork barrel scam revealed on Monday that accused mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles had a deputy who was her namesake.

During the bail hearing of Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada for plunder at the Sandiganbayan, Napoles’ bookkeeper Mary Arlene Baltazar testified about a certain “Janet Lim-Napoles Jr.,” who supposedly acted on behalf of Napoles.


Baltazar said Evelyn De Leon, who faces graft over the scam, even introduced herself as Napoles before implementing agencies.

“She is Janet Lim-Napoles Jr. Evelyn De Leon poses as Janet Napoles for some implementing agencies. She is known as Janet Napoles,” Baltazar said of De Leon.


De Leon is the head of Philippine Social Development Foundation Inc., a Napoles-linked non-government organization.

De Leon is out on bail for 16 counts of graft in pork scam cases involving Senators Ramon Revilla Jr. and Juan Ponce Enrile.

The pork barrel scam is the purported diversion of senators’ Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) to ghost projects for kickbacks.

Estrada and Revilla are detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center. Enrile, meanwhile, is under hospital detention.

Napoles is detained in Camp Bagong Diwa female dormitory with Enrile’s co-accused lawyer Jessica Lucila Reyes.


Bong Revilla allowed an overnight stay at St. Luke’s


Napoles’ children to be arraigned for graft in pork barrel case

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: bail hearing, Evelyn de Leon, Government, Graft and Corruption, Janet Lim Napoles, Jinggoy Estrada, Judiciary, Mary Arlene Baltazar, pork barrel scam, Sandiganbayan
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.