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Cayetano presses De Lima: Make list public now!

Expose and charge Napoles clients. Clear the innocent.

By Office of the Senate Majority Leader
April 25, 2014

PASAY CITY – Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter “Companero” S. Cayetano on Friday reiterated his call to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to immediately make public the affidavit executed by detained businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles on the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Cayetano is asking Sec. De Lima to also verify if people on the list are in fact guilty and are clients of Napoles, or if their names are simply being dragged into the controversy.

“Ito na ang sinasabi ko nung isang araw na habang hindi nilalabas ang affidavit ni Napoles, maraming mga listahan ang maglalabasan, guguluhin ang issue, at yung mga guilty ang makikinabang. Ito na nga ang nangyayari,” Cayetano stressed.

“Kaya ngayon nagagamit pa nila napoles at yung mga ibang akusado ang kaguluhan para mawala ang atensyon sa mga kaso nila.”

Cayetano said that as early as August last year, he already said the books of his office are open to the scrutiny of the Commission on Audit (COA) for any irregularity.

“Let me state once again: Not a single centavo of PDAF from my office went to a Napoles or any other fake NGO. Everything went directly to the people. In fact, as early as August of last year, I wrote the COA to audit the books of my office and I am confident that they will find no irregularity,” he stressed.

“Hindi po ako natatakot harapin ang sambayanang Pilipino dahil wala pong katotohanan itong lumabas sa Tribune.”

Cayetano said that before the pork scam issue gets muddled even further, the Filipino people should have a face-to-face with Napoles through the Senate so that she can speak and be cross examined.

“Let us also be wary of black ops and character assassination attempts against the whistleblowers. Evidence is damning, so all that is left is for the guilty to muddle the issue and hope for an ally in the Palace in 2016,” he said.