Napoles gets 'feelers' from pork scam players

By Doris Bigornia, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 26 2014 03:09 PM | Updated as of May 26 2014 11:09 PM

MANILA - A lawyer of Janet Lim Napoles revealed Monday that the businesswoman has received "feelers" from people she is implicating in the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam.

Atty. Stephen David, one of Janet's lawyers, said representatives of those in Napoles' list submitted feelers and were appealing to Janet for her not to name them as among those involved in the pork scam.

David said Napoles was teary-eyed as she was listing the names of those who benefited from the scam since she considered some of them as good friends.

Napoles was again able to buy more time to stay in the hospital after earlier being ordered by a local judge to return to Fort Sto. Domingo in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

In today's hearing on the issue of her extended stay at the Ospital ng Makati, her lawyers again claimed Janet had vaginal bleeding early Monday.

A nurse at the Ospital ng Makati said Napoles told her this morning that at 5 am, she had vaginal bleeding.

The nurse, however, admitted she did not see Napoles' napkin.

Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150 Judge Elmo Alameda then ordered Osmak Director Perry Peralta to submit another progress report on Napoles' condition on May 29 to check whether or not she can already be discharged from the hospital.

During the hearing, the court found out that Napoles did not comply with her doctors' instructions such as informing and showing her assigned nurses her bloodied sanitary napkins.

The court was also informed that Napoles would have around eight people in her room at any given time despite the hospital's policy of only two visitors per day.

The hospital blamed the Philippine National Police for being lax in implementing visitation policies and allowing Napoles' relatives and other personal staff to remain in her room.

Osmak Chief OB Gyne Dr. Florentina Villanueva said the number of people present in Janet's room day and night may be causing Napoles undue stress, which could be one of the reasons why she is experiencing bleeding.