Why netizens doubt Lacson's Napoles list


Posted at May 14 2014 02:15 AM | Updated as of May 14 2014 10:20 AM

MANILA – Social media users have doubted rehabilitation chief Panfilo Lacson's copy of Janet Napoles' list of public officials who allegedly benefited from the multi-billion peso pork barrel scam.

Lacson on Tuesday submitted his copy of the "Napoles list" to the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee.

The list contains the names of 11 senators and 69 congressmen, both former and incumbent.

Lacson, however, said his copy was not signed by Napoles.

On Tuesday, TV Patrol asked on Facebook and Twitter, "Kapani-paniwala ba ang listahang ito? Kung hindi, kaninong listahan ang dapat paniwalaan?"

Some netizens said the list should have been revealed earlier to erase doubts of manipulation, especially because big names are included in the list.

Meanwhile, others believe that the unsigned list was revealed to the public too soon and that it lacks supporting documents.

Some even questioned Lacson's credibility, saying he should focus instead on his job as rehabilitation chief.