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PNoy disagrees that Napoles can be be state witness


President Aquino believes that  Janet Lim Napoles can’t be fit to be gfranted with immunity in the pork barrel scam.

The President maintained that it is important to remeber  that a state witness must be considered the "least guilty" in the crime instead of being the center of all the controversy.

He said the Department of Justice also needs to make careful examination in all her revelations in the pork scam.

Three senators namely, Juan Ponce Enrile, Bong Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada  are facing charges after being linked to the scam.

Various  lists connected  to Napoles allegedlyly named more senators and congressmen in the scam including three who now sit in the Aquino Cabinet: Budget Secretary Butch Abad, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Joel Villanueva.

Aquino said the government is ensuring that the disclosure of different lists of alleged beneficiaries cannot be exploited to cause delay in  the prosecution of the pork barrel scam.

Aquino stressed  that Napoles at first refused to talk to government about her knowledge of the scam, only to change her mind and asked an audience with Justice Secretary Leila de Lima.

"Nagpadala ng listahan-sa akin din niyo nakuha ‘yan. Yung unang listahan katorse ang senador na binanggit, sampu ang incumbent. Yung panibagong listahan, minus three. Yung sinabi nung abogada nabasa ko sa pahayagan, na ‘yung tinatapos nilang affidavit magdagdagdag at hindi ko alam kung magbabawas rin," he said.

The President added that whatever Napoles says in her affidavit will be helpful to the case.

 

article source: abs cbn news

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