Manila, PHILIPPINES – Stacks of documentary evidence and annexes have been prepared by the department of justice in the complaint to be filed against Philippine Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla relating to the PHP10 billion pork barrel scam.
A radio report said the document stacks were about evidence implicating the three Senators to fraudulent NGOs or Non-Governmental Organizations that were organized by Janet Napoles.
Whistle-blowers are alleging that Napoles set up fabricated non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to serve as a front to siphon pork barrel funds since 2002.
Among the NGOs that allegedly funneled funds to the 3 said lawmakers are the National Livelihood Development Corp. (NLDC), Social Development Program for Farmers Foundation, Inc (SDFFI), Agricultura para sa Magbubukid Foundation Inc. (APMFI), and Countrywide Agri and Rural Economic Development Foundation Inc. (CARED).
Under the fraudulent plan, Napoles kicked back to the Senators 50% of the pork barrel funds allocated to the Napoles-linked NGOs, while 10% of the funds went to the implementing agency, 5% went to the Senators’ chiefs of staff, and the remaining 1% was split between the president of the fake NGO and its incorporators. This was revealed by key whistle-blower Benhur Luy during a Senate hearing last week.
Luy’s legal counsel, Levito Baligod earlier said that the whistleblowers have complete documentation revealing the money trail. The documents, contained in 17 boxes, include testimonies of six whistleblowers, all of whom were previous employees of Napoles.
Baligod also added that they have acquired evidence against lawmakers who claim that their signatures were forged in the documents that released their allocated pork barrel funds to the fake NGOs.
The 3 senators have already denied any involvement in the scam.