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Palace on Napoles under WPP: We leave it to the DOJ

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 07:36 PM March 16, 2018
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Janet Lim Napoles. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC

Malacañang will not interfere on the decision of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to place alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles under the government’s Witness Protection Program (WPP).

“We leave it to the DOJ,” presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a phone interview with INQUIRER.net on Friday.

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Roque said the Palace is letting the DOJ do its job as long as it follows proper procedure.

“Basta sundin nila ang batas at sundin nila na procedure [As long as they abide by the law and follow the procedure],” he said.

On Friday, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II confirmed that Napoles has been placed under the provisional coverage of the government’s Witness Protection Program. /jpv

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