Janet Lim Napoles

Statement of Senator Bam Aquino on Janet Lim Napoles

Do we have to thank her for her offer to return the money she stole from us?

Is this our utang na loob to her?

Even if she doesn’t return it initially, in the course of our justice system, we expect to recover the billions of pesos that Janet Lim Napoles stole from the public.

Napoles may be remorseful but it’s too late. Many sectors were deprived of important projects that were supposed to be funded by the billions of pesos that Napoles stole from government funds.

Statement of Senator Bam Aquino on the Napolist

Whether she’s most guilty or least guilty, Janet Lim Napoles is still guilty and should be held accountable for her actions.

The veracity of her affidavit will determine whether her apology to the public is real and heartfelt or if she’s just destroying the reputation of innocent government officials.

That’s why the Department of Justice needs to scrutinize it thoroughly and compare it with the earlier testimonies of Benhur Luy, Ruby Tuason and other whistleblowers.

The other cases filed with the Ombudsman underwent the same process so it is imperative that Napoles’ affidavit goes through the same process to determine its truthfulness.

If it will be established that Napoles is lying, then she wasted the only opportunity to redeem herself for her sins against the public.


Bam Expects Napoles to Tell All

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.

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