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Duterte only asked to study pork scam, not acquit Napoles, says lawyer

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President Rodrigo Duterte only needs to learn the truth regarding the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) mess and not acquit pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim Napoles.

Napoles lawyer Stephen David said made this point when he visited Duterte after a week from learning the President announced a revisit of the PDAF scam.

“About one week, I talked to him what is this all about,” recounted David over a television interview on ANC on Wednesday (May 17).

“I said my request is not for you to vindicate Janet,” said David who admitted being close to Duterte even when he was still mayor of Davao City.

“I told him just please to study the case because I wanted to be fair,” he added.

Despite Napoles being unpopular because of her involvement in the pork scam, the lawyer pointed out “there is the other side of the coin.”

“The previous administration were never fair to Janet. The media was never fair to Janet,” he lamented.