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Has DOJ been holding on to pork evidence for 2 years?


Has the Department of Justice been holding on to evidence related to the P10-billion pork barrel scam for two years?

This was indicated Wednesday, Sept. 2, when lawyer Levito Baligod filed malversation complaints against former and incumbent lawmakers.

Baligod said the new complaint was part of their original complaint, adding the supporting documents are in the possession of the Department of Justice.

“Lahat ng documents on PDAF are already in the possession of the DOJ,” he said.

In his P500-million Priority Development Assistance Fund scam complaint, Baligod urged the Ombudsman to probe Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Ramon Revilla Jr. and former senator Edgardo Angara.

He said the three allegedly channeled their pork barrel funds from 2007 to 2010 to questionable NGOs.

Also named in the charges were former and current lawmakers including Prospero Nograles, Joseph Santiago, Roberto Cajes, Florencio Miraflores, Neil Tupas, Carol Lopez, Edgar San Luis, Arturo Robles, Joel Villanueva, Rodolfo Antonino, Reno Lim, Julio Ledesma, Maria Evita Arago, Rachel Arenas, Alfonso Umali, Francis Bichara, and Marina Clarete.

He added the new complaint did not involve NGOs linked to alleged mastermind Janet Napoles. He said the government agency involved in these cases is the National Agri-business Corporation (Nabcor).