Baligod confirms evidence on Bongbong Marcos plunder raps
Former pork barrel scam legal counsel, lawyer Levito Baligod, said on Friday he is ready to help the youth group that filed plunder raps against Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. before the Office of the Ombudsman.
Baligod said it’s not only the bogus NGO of PDAF-scam alleged mastermind Janet Lim Napoles where Marcos allegedly got millions of pesos but also from another fake NGO where he allegedly amassed a kickback worth P100 million.
Baligod said there’s basis for the complaints of iBalik ang Bilyones ng Mamamayan Movement (iBB) filed at the Office of the Ombudsman where the evidence is nine Special Allotment Request Orders from Marcos that reportedly passed through one of Napoles’s NGOs.
He mentioned the Social Development Program for Farmers Foundation, Inc. (SDPFFI), an NGO of Napoles that was once held by whistleblower Benhur Luy.
Baligod earlier said the involvement of Marcos and other senators and lawmakers in the PDAF scam was part of the complaint submitted to former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima.
In the said complaint, there were only few who were filed with plunder charges, he said.
Baligod said if the members of iBBM were ready to reveal more personalities involved in the scam, he is behind them in filing charges.
Baligod said he is challenging Marcos to answer allegations against him if he is involved in the PDAF scam, because this is a serious accusation with solid evidence and it’s not right to reason out that it’s part of black propaganda during the election period.
Baligod said it’s not also appropriate to turn the blame to Malacanang because it’s the Filipino people who want those who stole money from them punished and sent to jail.
Based on the complaint of iBBM, it was detailed how on August 22, 2014, the office of Senator Marcos issued a statement where it asked Mayor Leovegildo Ruzol of General Nakar, Quezon, to use an NGO to channel the funds for “organic farming for high value crops.”
The iBBM said if there’s a letter Marcos sent to the LGU, it’s clear that the office of Senator Marcos has a knowledge the SDPFFI was fake.
“Marcos himself admitted that he instructed the LGU to use a Napoles NGO. Why would Bongbong Marcos give special instructions to deal with SDPFFI, when they had no known address, projects, or reputation to speak of?” Baligod said, quoting the iBBM.