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The lawmakers, the NBI said, ...
The lawmakers, the NBI said, should be held liable as they violated Section 3 (e) of Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act for getting kickbacks from their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel through the implementation of ghost projects by non-government organizations (NGOs) created by alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles.
Aside from the lawmakers, the NBI
also included Napoles
, who has been convicted for serious illegal detention, as one of the respondents in the complaint filed before the Ombudsman.
said the lawmakers used their pork barrel funds in illegal transactions with Napoles
to enable themselves to profit from the simulated disbursements and utilization of their PDAF
"The release of the lawmaker's PDAF to Napoles would not have been made possible without the requests and representations made by the lawmaker to the Senate president (in the case of a senator) or Speaker of the House (in the case of Congressmen), the DBM and the implementing agencies, to release his PDAF to the Napoles NGOs as implementing and contracting NGOs of his PDAF," the NBI report pointed out.
In the seven page executive summary, the 40 individuals were accused of converting their Priority Development Allotment Fund (PDAF) into kickbacks or commissions through the implementation of ghost projects.
Napoles is included in the complaints for malversation, bribery, graft and corrupt practices, and corruption of public officials being the owner of JLN Corporation and the alleged mastermind of the P10 billion pork barrel fund scam.
Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. topped ...
Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. topped the list of lawmakers who were said to have allowed the use of their Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) to the scheme allegedly hatched by Janet Lim-Napoles, president and CEO of the trading firm JLN Corp., according to...
MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of ...
MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is placing under separate investigation Janet Lim Napoles, owner of JLN Group of Companies, who was accused of allegedly masterminding the diversion of some P10 billion in government money to non-existing agricultural projects.
BIR Commissionher Kim S. Jacinto-Henares said Tuesday that the investigation will center on whether the alleged huge earnings were reflected in the income tax returns of Napoles
company filed during the past years.
Insiders said the BIR
will also make use of reports from various government agencies on the alleged scam in assessing the tax liabilities of Napoles
and others implicated in the anomaly.
The National Bureau of Invfestigation
(NBI) is spearheading the probe of Napoles
who was tagged by her
former disgruntled employees as the brain behind the more than 10-year-old racket.
They said Napoles
created shadow foundations to receive the public funds and later withdrawing them after they were deposited in the banks, without the money or farm tools delivered to their supposed beneficiaries like farmer cooperatives.
Whistle-blowers have accused ...
Whistle-blowers have accused Napoles, owner of the JLN Group of Companies, of conspiring with lawmakers and other government officials to funnel millions of pesos in pork barrel funds to fake NGOs.
Truckload of evidence
In the press conference, de Lima said the 5 lawmakers charged with plunder had conspired with Napoles
and other government officials to accumulate P50 million each "through misappropriation, malversation and misuse" of their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).
"Sila po ang pinangalanan ng whistle-blowers at meron personal knowledge ang mga whistle-blowers tungkol sa transactions nila with JLN
at sila rin po ang una naming nabuo yung mga documentary trail na katakot-takot at andami," she
Mid-July, Benhur Luy blew the whistle ...
Mid-July, Benhur Luy blew the whistle on the P10-billion pork allegedly cornered by Janet Lim-Napoles of JLN Corp. through 20 bogus nongovernment organizations.