Treat 'Napolists' with a grain of salt, says Poe

By Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 19 2014 05:15 PM | Updated as of May 20 2014 01:16 AM

MANILA - Senator Grace Poe reminded the public to treat the Janet Napoles list and its versions with a grain of salt.

This, as she welcomed clarification from the Napoles camp that Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito is not included in the list of lawmakers allegedly involved in the pork barrel scam.

Poe reiterated the need for evidence before a list can be considered credible.

"Mabuti naman na may mga ganoon… dapat lang aminin kung nagkamali. Para sa akin kasi, ang retraction o pagsabi nila ay hindi pa sigurado 'yun. Kailangan naman talaga ang ebidensya. Para sa akin, syempre 'pag kaibigan mo natanggal sa listahan, mas natutuwa ka na natanggal ang kaibigan mo. Pero sa puno't dulo po niya, ang ating pag-uusapan ay ebidensya. Huwag tayong basta maniwala at huwag din tayong basta magkondena," she said.

There are at least three lists allegedly linking lawmakers to the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam. Napoles released one list to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima while her family also released an unsigned initial list to rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson.

Whistleblower Sandra Cam has also claimed receiving a copy of the list.