De Lima urged to release entire Napoles testimony


Posted at Apr 24 2014 02:56 PM | Updated as of Apr 24 2014 10:56 PM

MANILA - Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is being urged to release the complete and raw testimony of businesswoman Janet Napoles.

In a statement, the #ScrapThePork Network warned the Aquino government against sanitizing Napoles’ list in order to cover up its allies.

“We hope that investigations on the pork barrel scam will not just pin down opposition legislators but administration personalities as well,” said the group’s spokesperson, Mark Louie Aquino.

The group also warned that street protests await the government if Napoles is turned into a state witness.

They said it’s unnecessary to give Napoles this privilege because it will only lighten her accountabilities.

“Let Mrs. Napoles bare all of the information she has regarding the pork barrel scam. We are keen to listen to every no-holds barred testimony that she will be saying in order to shed light to the issue that will surely involve politicians not just from the opposition but from the administration party as well,” Aquino said.

The group also bared its disappointment over the sincerity of the Aquino administration in resolving the scam.

“What our people needs is justice and persecution of all involved in the pork scam and just mere lip services and political grandstanding,” the group said.

Malacanang has said that the Aquino administration wants all those involved in the corruption scandal to account for their actions, regardless of their political affiliation.