Sen. Bam Aquino is confident that Janet Lim Napoles, who has been implicated in the P10 billion “pork barrel scam”, will tell all following her surrender to President Benigno Aquino III late Wednesday night.
“Now that Napoles has surrendered, she can reveal who else is involved while the DOJ and the Ombudsman are reviewing the evidence in order to determine who should be charged,” Sen. Aquino said in Filipino during a live television interview.
“Kapag kumanta na si Napoles (Once Napoles tells all), the investigation of the DOJ and Ombudsman will reveal more evidence,” the senator added. This, Aquino believes, will make it easier for the case to be resolved.
Meanwhile, the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, headed by Sen. Teofisto “TG” Guingona III, is conducting its own investigation and intends to summon Napoles and the other whistleblowers of the case.
“It’s incumbent upon the officials na hulihin talaga kung sino ang mga sangkot sa krimeng ito (to punish all those who are accountable for these crimes),” Aquino asserted “The government must do everything that it can to prosecute all those responsible for this, to reform a system that has long been corrupted.”
The senator added that all 24 senators have already agreed to abolish the PDAF, following public clamor for the same.