MANILA - Documents submitted to a local court show the possible links of actor Mat Ranillo III and former Senator Loi Estrada to the Napoles scam involving the misuse of lawmakers' pork barrel funds.
ABS-CBN News obtained copies of disbursement vouchers of JLN Corporation, the company owned by alleged pork scam architect Janet Lim Napoles, that were submitted by Ranillo to the Marikina Regional Trial Court.
Ranillo submitted the documents after JLN Corporation, through Benhur Luy, sued the actor for alleged non-payment of a Ford E-150.
Luy earlier testified that Ranillo had acted as a go-between for Napoles and Sen. Jinggoy Estrada until Napoles decided to deal with the senator directly.
The first voucher showed JLN Corporation disbursing P1,002, 404.00 to Lyn/Matt Ranillo on August 14, 2005. The voucher indicated payment to the Ranillos as follows:
50% of 30M rebate charge from Sen. Jinggoy - 1,140,000.00
Less from Airfare to Hong Kong - 96,296.00
Less from E-150 - 100,000.00
Refund from bag purchased fr Liza Ong - 36,200.00
Purchased of Capis 5 pcs @4,500,00 - 22,500.00
Another voucher dated December 12, 2005 showed payment of P1,012,000.00 to the Ranillos including:
50% Rebate/Commission of P71M in 2004,
full payment of the commission charge to Sen. Loi. Proj. (50% upon NTA Balance of 32M remaining)
Total rebate P1,216,000.00
Less cash advance 11-03-05 - 104,000.00
E-150 Payment - 100,000.00
A third voucher showed a P475,000.00 5% commission to the Ranillos less P100,000 payment of the E-150. The P475,000 is identified as payment for 5% Commission charge to Sen. Loi Estrada PDAF-DA - P10 million. The voucher is dated January 13, 2005.
Lastly, voucher number 6578 showed the Ranillos getting a P612,500 payment from JLN as 5% commission of a P5 million project of a certain "INAY" and P10 million from "ANAK." "Inay" and "Anak" are the alleged codenames used by JLN employees for Loi and Jinggoy Estrada.
Luy has revealed that Napoles filed charges against Ranillo to recover the vehicle -- a case eventually dismissed after the parties reached a settlement.
Luy testified in the Senate that JLN deliberately made vouchers to counter those of Ranillo's, which were the authentic ones.
In the vouchers presented by JLN to the Marikina Court, the serial numbers were the same but the names of Senator Estrada and his mother did not appear.
"Sabi ni Madam [Napoles], gawa tayo another voucher na palalabasin natin hindi iyun [Ranillo's] ang voucher," Luy said.