PORK SCAM: DRAFT LETTERS TO NOY, OCHOA FOUND IN LUY'S FILES

The Benhur Luy files have opened another can of worms with supposed draft letters addressed to President Aquino and Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. found in the files retrieved by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). A DVD containing the 31,742-page Benhur files was released by the Senate Blue Ribbon committee to the media yesterday. It was encrypted by the NBI, which turned over the copy to the Senate on Wednesday. There were at least two letters addressed to the President where the signatory supposedly sought the approval of P300 million for “badly damaged infrastructure, communities, local government units and major residential areas affected by the massive flooding in Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro.” The letter was dated Feb. 16, 2012. “We are still in the early part of fiscal year 2012 and yet our budget for this year could no longer handle and financial burden of restoring the infrastructure and provide direct assistance to our people here. Even with our calamity fund, it could only handle so much yet still too little to make an impact of what is really needed,” the draft letter read. The draft letters were found in the folder titled “ODT files.” Two draft letters were also addressed to Ochoa regarding financial assistance for the implementation of livelihood projects for small farmers such as organic farming for high value crops in various local government units. The allocations amounted to millions for nine regions, including P65 million for Ilocos Norte, P18 million for Umingan, Pangasinan; P15 million for Calasiao, Pangasinan; P9 million for Sual, Pangasinan; and P11 million for Balungao, Pangasinan. READ MORE...

(ALSO) Palace: Draft letters from Luy files have no 'probative value'

Malacañang on Friday belittled the supposed draft letters linked to lawmakers and Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. found in the files retrieved from pork barrel scam whistle-blower Benhur Luy. In a press briefing, Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) head Herminio Coloma Jr. pointed out that the purported letters addressed to the officials are unsigned. "Hence, these could hardly be considered as having any probative value," Coloma said. According to a STAR report, among those recovered from Luy's files were two draft letters addressed to Ochoa regarding financial assistance for the implementation of livelihood projects for small farmers such as organic farming for high value crops in various local government units. The amount requested in the draft letter, which has no signatory, amounted to P250 million. There were also at least two letters addressed to President Aquino where the signatory supposedly sought the approval of P300 million for various projects in areas affected by flooding in Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro. READ MORE...

ALSO: Before joining Cabinet, Abad paid P8,150 income tax

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad paid a total of P8,150 in income tax over a three-year period before joining the Cabinet of President Aquino in mid-2010. This is reflected in the notarized Disclosure of Net Worth that he executed when Aquino nominated him budget secretary. The disclosure is among documents the Commission on Appointments requires of Cabinet nominees. Based on the disclosure, Abad earned P64,000 in 2006, P53,000 in 2007, P42,000 in 2008 and P16,000 in 2009. His income tax payments were P6,400 for 2006, P1,500 for 2007 and P250 for 2008. He was tax-exempt in 2009. “I can fully explain my tax payments,” Abad said when reached for comment. “I was jobless since I resigned from the Cabinet of then President Arroyo in 2005 in the wake of the ‘Hello, Garci’ scandal. I earned only small amounts and honorarium from consultancy services and speaking engagements,” he said. Abad served as education secretary in the Arroyo administration. His wife, Henedina, paid tax of P80,495, P31, 812.50, P280,811.84 and P78,800 on earnings amounting to P390,050 in 2006, P209,250 in 2007, P1,044,412 in 2008, and P421,000 in 2009. READ MORE...

ALSO: President’s men stir up protests

The #ScrapPork Network on Saturday said it would cap protests against the pork barrel scam with an indignation rally in Manila on June 12, Independence Day. The movement will demand that the Aquino administration does not cover up for its allies who have been implicated in the pork barrel misuse. Activist lawyer Argee Guevarra, convenor of the Network, pointed to the presidential allies namely Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority chief Joel Villanueva and Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. “The camp of the anti-pork barrel fund scam will reposition our (indignation) protestations previously held in Luneta to the Kartilya ng Katipunan or the Bonifacio Shrine near the Manila City hall at 2 p.m.,” he told the Manila Standard at the weekly forum held at Annabel’s in Quezon City. He questioned the Department of Justice for singling out Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla as the principal accused in the P10-billion Priority Development and Assistance Fund funnelled to different fake non-government organizations engineered by Napoles. “Why focus the probe only on the three senators?” he asked. Advocates of the scrap the pork movement are alarmed “at the way the Palace is showing its commitment in the prosecution, excusing culpable members of the Cabinet family,” he noted. “He (Aquino) is accountable. He could face the possibility of being an accessory of plunder,” he said. “We hope to eclipse the number of the Million People March on June 12.” Politicians have been denied to join the event, he said. He slammed Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for “trying to police” the information of the other personalities involved. “The Department of Justice has played politics. It has not sued any allies of the administration,” he said. The Aquino administration is guilty of conspiracy for the prosecution of the three senators as part of its “political game,” he noted. THIS IS THE FULL REPORT.

ALSO: PNoy tags pork muddlers

President Benigno Aquino III said he suspects other personalities are conspiring to confuse the public about the pork barrel scam by including Cabinet officials in the list of former lawmakers who benefited from the misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund. “I don’t have evidence right now. But I know personalities who are actively trying to muddle the issue,” Aquino said. The President, who escorted suspected pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim Napoles to Camp Crame when she surrendered last year in a bid to convince her to tell all that she knew, said he is now surprised that the public appears to take as gospel truth the list of implicated lawmakers and officials that she submitted to the Justice Department. “Before, Mrs. Napoles was hated by the people. Now, when she speaks, it is as if everything that she says is true. How did that happen?” he said. “Isn’t it ...in her interest to muddle the issue and delay the process in the hope that it will be forgotten as time goes by? Maybe somebody told her: while this drags on, your situation will improve and people will hate you less and less,” the President said. “Some have observed that since she cannot defend herself, her best defense is to fling mud at everyone else. That delays the prosecution of the case... Maybe she could wait it out and the next President would be kinder to her or easier to strike a deal with. There are such allegations,” Aquino added. Aquino defended Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, whom Napoles had tagged as her mentor in setting up bogus non-government organizations, and Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, who was also named in the list. READ MORE...


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Draft letters to Noy, Ochoa found in Luy’s files


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MANILA
, JUNE 2, 2014 (PHILSTAR) By Christina Mendez - The Benhur Luy files have opened another can of worms with supposed draft letters addressed to President Aquino and Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. found in the files retrieved by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

A DVD containing the 31,742-page Benhur files was released by the Senate Blue Ribbon committee to the media yesterday. It was encrypted by the NBI, which turned over the copy to the Senate on Wednesday.

There were at least two letters addressed to the President where the signatory supposedly sought the approval of P300 million for “badly damaged infrastructure, communities, local government units and major residential areas affected by the massive flooding in Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro.” The letter was dated Feb. 16, 2012.

“We are still in the early part of fiscal year 2012 and yet our budget for this year could no longer handle and financial burden of restoring the infrastructure and provide direct assistance to our people here. Even with our calamity fund, it could only handle so much yet still too little to make an impact of what is really needed,” the draft letter read.

The draft letters were found in the folder titled “ODT files.”

Two draft letters were also addressed to Ochoa regarding financial assistance for the implementation of livelihood projects for small farmers such as organic farming for high value crops in various local government units.

The allocations amounted to millions for nine regions, including P65 million for Ilocos Norte, P18 million for Umingan, Pangasinan; P15 million for Calasiao, Pangasinan; P9 million for Sual, Pangasinan; and P11 million for Balungao, Pangasinan.

The amount requested in the draft letter amounted to P250 million. There was no signatory.

Luy’s ledger also showed now Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos as a proponent for a project with total cost of P5 million, where Jo-Chris Trading made the purchase request in coordination with the National Agricultural and Fishery Council in Region 3.

Cash advances were recorded to have been turned over in two tranches, P1 million and P1.250 million on Feb. 23, 2005. There were remarks indicating the cash transactions were facilitated by “Ducut.”

The project cost had 45 percent rebates of P2.250 million.

Luy’s excel files “titled JLN Cash/Check Disbursement” dated Aug. 31, 2007 indicated check payment made to Marcos, Ochoa, Serapio and Tan, under the law firm MOST. The amount was placed at P44,800 under Metrobank Bank and Trust Co. check number 3736.

Janet Lim-Napoles, the suspected pork barrel fund scam operator, had hired the services of MOST, the law firm that counts Ochoa as a founding partner, to defend her over a P3.8-million Kevlar helmet scam of the military.

There was reportedly full payment in 1999 but no delivery was made to the Philippine Marines. All 14 checks were encashed on the same day in a Napoles bank account, court records showed.

The ledger also showed cash deposited to JCLN Global Properties Development Corp. amounting to P430,000; P2.3 million deposited to JLN Corp. and P350,000 for office expenses of JLN Corp.

Luy allegedly prepared the documents, which were supposed to be approved by Napoles.

Among the large files, there were also entries on the payments made to the Bureau of Internal Revenue for capital gains tax and document tax for land purchased to one Cesar Diano.

The records also reflected cash advances made by a certain Manuel Jarmin and Fernando Ramirez, amounting to P21,000 and P20,000, respectively, which were charged to the so-called RAD Project.

In another entry dated Aug. 21 to 22, 2007, there was an amount of P30,000 deemed as donation placed under Jarmin’s name.

Jarmin was mentioned in the “extended” affidavit of Napoles, identified as an agent for Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.

According to Napoles, a certain Manuel Jarmin transacted for Abad whom she met at a Japanese restaurant at the EDSA Shangri-La Plaza Hotel, where Abad showed her a copy of Special Release Allotment Order (SARO) and explained what it was for.

It was in that meeting where she gave Abad P2 million. When the Notice of Allocation was released, Napoles said she again gave Abad P2 million during their meeting at Cravings in Katipunan, Quezon City in early 2000.

In her extended affidavit, Napoles recalled Abad inquiring if she had any non-government organization (NGO) or a cooperative. When she told him she had none, Napoles said the former Batanes congressman then allowed her to utilize the Batanes Electric Cooperative as an implementing agency.

She said Abad even returned the P4 million she lent him, but this time with additional P2 million as interest.

The lost files

The NBI was also able to retrieve the deleted files of Luy, which contained information about the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of legislators that went to the NGOs of Napoles, as well as what seemed to be his personal files.

The deleted files, including those that the NBI was able to recover, were contained in a DVD that was submitted to the Senate Blue Ribbon committee the other day.

These were copied from the hard drive of Luy, which he used to back up his files while still working with Napoles.

The recovered files in the hard drive only contained some technical descriptions, including their respective names or titles.

What stood out were the names of some lawmakers or their code names as given by the whistle-blowers, which were used as file names in the deleted files.

Files such as:
“2011 DAR Enrile LGUs,
2011 DAR Marcos Savings,
2011 DAR Sexy LGUs,
2011 LGU Bigote PDAF,
2012 Bonget 60M LGUs,
2012 PDAF POGI 30M LGUs,
2012 Protemp SEXY 50M LGUs and
2012 TANDA LGUs 50M” were among those that were recorded by the NBI.

In the previous testimonies of the whistle-blowers, all former employees of Napoles, they referred to Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr. as “Tanda, Sexy and Pogi,” which they said were their code names.

The other entries in the digital files of Luy also showed several files using the code names of other senators, whose identities were revealed in the letters inside.

“Bonget” referred to Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., “Dahon” was Sen. Loren Legarda, while “Bigote” was the name given to Sen. Vicente Sotto III.

The recovered files also contained Microsoft Excel and Word files with names of some former congressmen, memorandums of agreement, contracts, sample letters and other records kept by Luy for Napoles.

There were a number of deleted files that were recovered by the NBI forensics examiners from the hard disk drive, but a significant number of these had nothing to do with the operations of Napoles or the PDAF transactions.

Most of the recovered files were audio files or mp3 format, which were mostly religious music.

What was interesting in the recovered files was a Word document that contained a list of lawmakers whose PDAF went to Napoles’ foundations through the Technology Resource Center.

For the Masaganang Ani Para sa Magsasaka Foundation Inc., the legislators listed were “Amadao S. Bagatsing (sic), Rizalina Lanete, Rodolfo Valencia, Joel Villanueva, Senator Jinggoy Estrada and Conrado Estrella III.

“In the People’s Organization for Progress and Development Foundation, Inc.: Congressmen Erwin Chiongbian, Samuel Dangwa, Conrado Estrella III, Victor Francisco Ortega and Douglas Marc Cagas.

“Philippine Social Development Foundation, Inc.: Cong. Rozzano Rufino Biazon, Arrel Olano, Arthur Pingoy, Rufus Rodriguez, Edgar Valdez, Senator Ramon Revilla, Rufus B. Rodriguez, Salacnib F. Baterina, Douglas RA Cagas, Arrel Olano, Isidro Real, Rizalina Seachon and Antonio Serapio.

“Social Development Program for Farmers Foundation, Inc.: Congressman Samuel Dangwa and Senators Estrada and Revilla.

“Agricultura para sa Magbubukid Foundation, Inc.: Senator Enrile.

“Agri and Economic Program for Farmers Foundation, Inc.: Senator Revilla.

“Countrywide Agri and Rural Economic Development Foundation, Inc.: Congressmen Erwin Chiongbian, Samuel Dangwa, Conrado M. Estrella, Constantino Jaraulla, Rizalina Lanete, Arrel Olaño, Manuel C. Ortega, Federico Sandoval II, Antonio Serapio, Douglas Cagas and Senator Enrile.

“Philippine Agri and Social Economic Development Foundation Inc.: Congressman Ernesto Nieva, Conrado Estrella III, Erwin Chiongbian and Senator Enrile.” – Marvin Sy, Aie Balagtas-See

Palace: Draft letters from Luy files have no 'probative value' By Louis Bacani (philstar.com) | Updated May 30, 2014 - 3:14pm


Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. is among the personalities whose names have been discovered on purported draft letters obtained from Benhur Luy's digital files. STAR file photo

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Friday belittled the supposed draft letters linked to lawmakers and Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. found in the files retrieved from pork barrel scam whistle-blower Benhur Luy.

In a press briefing, Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) head Herminio Coloma Jr. pointed out that the purported letters addressed to the officials are unsigned.

"Hence, these could hardly be considered as having any probative value," Coloma said.

According to a STAR report, among those recovered from Luy's files were two draft letters addressed to Ochoa regarding financial assistance for the implementation of livelihood projects for small farmers such as organic farming for high value crops in various local government units.

The amount requested in the draft letter, which has no signatory, amounted to P250 million.

There were also at least two letters addressed to President Aquino where the signatory supposedly sought the approval of P300 million for various projects in areas affected by flooding in Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro.

Also discovered was an unsigned letter supposedly from Senate minority leader Juan Ponce Enrile addressed to Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio Delos Reyes.

Luy had claimed that he and other former employees of Janet Lim-Napoles would forge signatures of lawmakers upon the orders of the businesswoman.

Napoles, the suspected mastermind of the pork barrel scam, allegedly got authorization from the lawmakers.

Napoles has been accused of conspiring with Enrile and other officials in funneling pork barrel funds and the Malampaya funds to her bogus foundations using government agencies as conduits.

Like her and Enrile, Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr. have also been indicted by the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the multibillion-peso controversy.

Before joining Cabinet, Abad paid P8,150 income tax By Jess Diaz (The Philippine Star) | Updated May 30, 2014 - 1:00am 1136 5220 googleplus5 0


Budget Secretary Florencio Abad waits for the start of the NEDA board meeting at Malacañang yesterday. WILLY PEREZ

MANILA, Philippines - Budget Secretary Florencio Abad paid a total of P8,150 in income tax over a three-year period before joining the Cabinet of President Aquino in mid-2010.

This is reflected in the notarized Disclosure of Net Worth that he executed when Aquino nominated him budget secretary. The disclosure is among documents the Commission on Appointments requires of Cabinet nominees.

Based on the disclosure, Abad earned P64,000 in 2006, P53,000 in 2007, P42,000 in 2008 and P16,000 in 2009.

His income tax payments were P6,400 for 2006, P1,500 for 2007 and P250 for 2008. He was tax-exempt in 2009.

“I can fully explain my tax payments,” Abad said when reached for comment.

“I was jobless since I resigned from the Cabinet of then President Arroyo in 2005 in the wake of the ‘Hello, Garci’ scandal. I earned only small amounts and honorarium from consultancy services and speaking engagements,” he said.

Abad served as education secretary in the Arroyo administration.

His wife, Henedina, paid tax of P80,495, P31, 812.50, P280,811.84 and P78,800 on earnings amounting to P390,050 in 2006, P209,250 in 2007, P1,044,412 in 2008, and P421,000 in 2009.

He said his wife was representative of their province, Batanes, in 2006 up to the first six months of 2007, and was employed by Ateneo in 2008 and 2009.

She was again elected as congresswoman in 2010 and won reelection in May last year.

In his net worth disclosure, Abad said he was declaring his and his wife’s wealth “to the best that we can reconstruct our records since I was not in the government service during said years (2006-2009) and therefore was not required to submit my statement of assets, liabilities and net worth.”

He declared a net worth of P10.9 million in 2006, P14.4 million in 2007, P17.8 million in 2008, and P22.1 million in 2009.

For 2013, Abad declared a net worth of P32 million.

Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles has claimed that Abad, as Batanes congressman, had taught her how to use foundations for her transactions with lawmakers.

The budget chief denied this, saying Napoles was “hallucinating.”

FROM THE MANILA STANDARD

President’s men stir up protests By Rio N. Araja | Jun. 01, 2014 at 12:01am MANILA STANDARD

The #ScrapPork Network on Saturday said it would cap protests against the pork barrel scam with an indignation rally in Manila on June 12, Independence Day. The movement will demand that the Aquino administration does not cover up for its allies who have been implicated in the pork barrel misuse.

Activist lawyer Argee Guevarra, convenor of the Network, pointed to the presidential allies namely Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority chief Joel Villanueva and Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala.

“The camp of the anti-pork barrel fund scam will reposition our (indignation) protestations previously held in Luneta to the Kartilya ng Katipunan or the Bonifacio Shrine near the Manila City hall at 2 p.m.,” he told the Manila Standard at the weekly forum held at Annabel’s in Quezon City.

He questioned the Department of Justice for singling out Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla as the principal accused in the P10-billion Priority Development and Assistance Fund funnelled to different fake non-government organizations engineered by Napoles.

“Why focus the probe only on the three senators?” he asked.

Advocates of the scrap the pork movement are alarmed “at the way the Palace is showing its commitment in the prosecution, excusing culpable members of the Cabinet family,” he noted.

“He (Aquino) is accountable. He could face the possibility of being an accessory of plunder,” he said.

“We hope to eclipse the number of the Million People March on June 12.”

Politicians have been denied to join the event, he said.

He slammed Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for “trying to police” the information of the other personalities involved.

“The Department of Justice has played politics. It has not sued any allies of the administration,” he said.

The Aquino administration is guilty of conspiracy for the prosecution of the three senators as part of its “political game,” he noted.

PNoy tags pork muddlers By Joyce Pangco Panares, Macon R. Araneta | May. 28, 2014 at 12:01am MANILA STANDARD

But admits no evidence yet vs them at this point


PNoy

PUERTO PRINCESA—President Benigno Aquino III said he suspects other personalities are conspiring to confuse the public about the pork barrel scam by including Cabinet officials in the list of former lawmakers who benefited from the misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund.

“I don’t have evidence right now. But I know personalities who are actively trying to muddle the issue,” Aquino said.

The President, who escorted suspected pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim Napoles to Camp Crame when she surrendered last year in a bid to convince her to tell all that she knew, said he is now surprised that the public appears to take as gospel truth the list of implicated lawmakers and officials that she submitted to the Justice Department.

“Before, Mrs. Napoles was hated by the people. Now, when she speaks, it is as if everything that she says is true. How did that happen?” he said.

“Isn’t it ...in her interest to muddle the issue and delay the process in the hope that it will be forgotten as time goes by? Maybe somebody told her: while this drags on, your situation will improve and people will hate you less and less,” the President said.

“Some have observed that since she cannot defend herself, her best defense is to fling mud at everyone else. That delays the prosecution of the case... Maybe she could wait it out and the next President would be kinder to her or easier to strike a deal with. There are such allegations,” Aquino added.

Aquino defended Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, whom Napoles had tagged as her mentor in setting up bogus non-government organizations, and Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, who was also named in the list.

“Secretary Abad has introduced several innovations that made the budget process more transparent. If you are a thief, I think you would want to hide what you are doing. And Secretary Abad has done nothing but make the process more transparent,” Aquino said.

“Even Secretary Alcala—again, we are investigating certain things that have happened in the Department of Agriculture, but at this point..., I cannot see where there is direct involvement by Secretary Alcala in areas that are questionable,” he added.

In a statement, Abad confirmed that he knew Manuel Jarmin, whom Napoles said acted as his agent when he was still the congressional representative of the lone district of Batanes.

In her affidavit, Napoles said she met Abad through Jarmin at a Japanese restaurant in Edsa Shangri-la Hotel in 2000. She said Abad told her that she would need an NGO to be able to transact with government, just as he used the Batanes Electric Cooperative to implement projects.

Abad was also tagged as a conspirator by whistleblower Merlina Suñas, insisted that he has never made dealings with Napoles. “I have never dealt with Janet Lim Napoles in any manner, much less through an agent or a middleman. And while I may be acquainted with Mr. Jarmin, I have never transacted with him in any capacity,” Abad said.

“Ms. Napoles’ claims about me—that I tapped Mr. Jarmin as my ‘agent,’ and that I taught her how to profit illegally from the bureaucracy—are absolutely not true,” he added.

Abad said Napoles’ claim that he showed her a Special Allotment Release Order for the alleged questionable funds channeled through the Batanes Electric Cooperative was a lie.

“None of these things took place—this mysterious P10-million project, the clandestine meetings in the EDSA Shangri-La and Cravings-Katipunan, the crash course on PDAF corruption I supposedly gave her in those two meetings, and finally, the happily generous exchange of millions in cash between us—except in the warped, fevered imagination of Ms. Napoles,” he said.

“It’s unfortunate that despite the countless opportunities she had to reveal the truth, Ms. Napoles resorted instead to blatant, shameless lying. Her claims about me amount to deception of the sorriest caliber, holding up poorly to scrutiny and collapsing in the face of facts,” Abad added.

Another administration official tagged by Napoles was Energy Regulatory Commission chair Zenaida Ducut. Earlier, whistleblower Benhur Luy said Ducut, when she was a congresswoman, received at least P40 million in commissions over the years.

Ducut, who served as representative of Pampanga from 1995 to 2004, also served as Napoles’ agent for Senators Lito Lapid and Miriam Defensor-Santiago and some other congressmen, Napoles said in her sworn statement.

Napoles also tagged the chairman of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Joel Villanueva, as among the former lawmakers who benefited from the pork barrel scam.

All of them have issued their respective denials. According to Napoles’ affidavit, except for two or three senators, most lawmakers received their kickbacks through agents. Napoles added that she did not personally know most of the lawmakers involved.

According to her 33-page affidavit, Napoles handed millions of pesos in commissions and other gifts intended for senators to their agents, or persons who claimed to be acting on their behalf.

Senators whom she had never met were Senators Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Gregorio Honasan, Loren Legarda and Alan Peter Cayetano, Napoles said. She also said she never dealt directly with former senators Robert Jaworski, Tessie Aquino Oreta and Aqulino Pimentel Jr. Napoles said she had never talked to Marcos, but a certain Maya Santos approached her and offered projects from his pork barrel in exchange for a 50 percent commission.

Santos also acted as an agent for Legarda for the same rate. “I didn’t know how much she gave (to Legarda). I talked to her because I do not know Senator Loren,” said Napoles.

“It was only Santos who offered, processed all the papers and had the documents signed for the projects. In my estimate, she got almost 39,500,000 for the senator’s projects,” said Napoles.

Napoles also said she never dealt with Honasan, but a certain “Attorney Danny” on his staff, who got P3.75 million for one project.

She said Cayetano’s uncle, a certain “Tito Boy” was his agent for a project in the Department of Transportation and Communications, when the senator was still a congressman.

She said other projects did not push through because of disagreements over the commissions.

Napoles also said she did not know Pimentel personally, but dealt with a certain Mon Arcenas.

“I just talked to Mon Arcenas. He brought the SARO (Special Allotment Release Order, signed the papers and got rebates for the projects. I remembered the project implemented by the local government unit in 2003 cost P14 million. Mon got a 45 percent rebate,” she said.

She said Tet De Joya and Freddie Villamor acted as agents for Jaworski for a P10 million project in 2004.

For Oreta, Napoles said she dealt with Carlos Reyes, who received a 40 percent commission for projects with a local government unit and the Agriculture Department.

Napoles also listed the names of Cayetano, Senators Francis Escudero and former senator Manny Villar as recipients of campaign contributions from pork barrel funds.

“I gave money for the campaign of Senator Alan Peter Cayetano in the laat elections. We saw each other at SLICE restaurant at Bonifacio Global City. I personally handed to him the money,” Napoles said.

She said it was before the 2010 elections when she was introduced to Escudero in a private room inside a Chinese restaurant in the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel.

“There, he convinced me to financially support his candidacy for President. I gave him financial assistance on the same day. We met again at the Taste of LA restaurant months after the elections and he won as senator. We talked about the projects he can give me. That afternoon, I again gave him money but there were no projects that push through,” she said.


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