Luy: Bong got P90M kickbacks from Napoles

By Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 31 2014 01:32 PM | Updated as of Aug 01 2014 07:39 AM


MANILA - Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. got P90 million in kickbacks after allotting P180 million of his pork barrel funds to bogus non-government organizations of Janet Lim Napoles from 2006 to 2010, a pork scam whistle-blower said Thursday.

In Revilla's bail hearing today at the Sandiganbayan, whistle-blower Benhur Luy testified the lawmaker got 50 percent of all funds that he allocated for "ghost projects" of six Napoles NGOs.

One of the six NGOs is the Philippine Social Development Foundation Incorporated where Luy himself stood as president.

The others are Social Development Program for Farmers Foundation, Agrikultura Para sa Magbubukid Foundation Inc., People's Organization for Progress and Development Foundation, Agri and Economic Program for Farmer's Foundation Inc. and Masaganang Ani Para Sa Magsasaka Foundation Inc.

Luy said that for the PSDFI alone, they were able to receive P180 million in priority development assistance funds (PDAF) from Revilla from 2006-2010.

He said the senator received P90 million as "rebate."

Luy said he had personal knowledge of the kickbacks because he was the one tasked to prepare the draft endorsement letters that were submitted to implementing agencies.

He also helped Mrs. Napoles and her children, Jo Christine and James Christopher, in the liquidation of the funds by producing fake receipts, certificates of acceptance and lists of fake beneficiaries with signatures.


Luy said Atty. Richard Cambe was appointed to sign documents in behalf of Revilla.

He further told the court that for implementing agencies Nabcor and Technology Livelihood Resource Center, Revilla got 50 percent of the kickbacks from the pork barrel scam transactions, while Napoles was given 32 percent.

Cambe had 5 percent share from the transaction while the implementing agency heads were given 10 percent commission.

The agency also got 3 percent as "management fee".

For the National Livelihood Development Corporation, Napoles got 40 percent of the PDAF allocation as kickbacks, with Revilla's share still pegged at 50 percent.

Luy said 5 percent went to Cambe, 3 percent was paid to the NLDC as management fee while the remaining 2 percent was given as commission to Napoles' contact inside the agency.

The whistle-blower said Cambe was the one who collected the kickbacks on behalf of Revilla. He said he saw the senator's chief of staff 20 times from 2006-2010.

The whistle-blower also presented his computer files, which contained Revilla's endorsement and disbursement letters.

Meanwhile, Revilla's camp is contesting Luy's statements, saying these are hearsay.

His lawyer said the presentation of Luy's digital files violates court rules.

Senators Revilla, Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile are facing graft and plunder charges for allegedly receiving kickbacks in the multibillion pork barrel scam.