Pork Barrel Fund Scam

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.


Spare No One in Pork Barrel Probe! – Sen. Bam

Senator Bam Aquino stressed that the full force of the law should be imposed to those who benefited from the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

“The government should not spare anyone in this investigation. If they do, it will send a wrong signal to the public that anyone can pocket billions and get away with it easily,” said Aquino.

Aquino made the reaction after it was reported that alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles asked the government to spare her children from prosecution.

“How can her children be spared from this investigation when whistleblowers revealed that they were the ones forging the signatures of Malampaya Fund ghost beneficiaries,” Aquino said.

According to the whistleblowers, Aquino said Napoles’ children Jo Christine and James Christopher allegedly received the funds that were funnelled to bogus non-government organizations if she was not at home.

“Testimonies show that they are major participants in this scheme and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and not be treated with kids’ gloves,” the senator emphasized.

Also, Aquino said Napoles should face the Senate after she recovers from vaginal bleeding and divulge to the public the truth

“After she recovers, she should face the Senate once and for all, tell what the public wants to know,” Aquino said.

“This way, we will let the truth prevail and punish those involved in the scam,” he added.

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