Lawyer: Enough evidence to convict Napoles, solons

Posted at Sep 02 2013 11:51 AM | Updated as of Sep 02 2013 07:51 PM

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MANILA – Two more whistle-blowers are set to surface and shed more light on the alleged P10 billion pork barrel scam, lawyer Levito Baligod said Monday.

Baligod, who represents 10 of the whistle-blowers, did not provide additional details about the new whistle-blowers.

He said whistle-blowers in the pork scam welcomed the surrender of businesswoman and alleged pork scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles. He said the case can be filed and go to trial and both parties can prove their case in court.

Baligod rejected calls that Napoles be made a state witness so that she can testify against lawmakers who benefited from the scam. The lawyer said there is enough evidence to convict Napoles and lawmakers linked to the scam.

“The evidence that we have is enough to convict Mrs. Napoles and the co-conspirators,” he said.

“It takes two to tango. Without a Napoles, hindi makakakuha itong legislators. Without the legislators, walang makukuha si Mrs. Napoles. They are principals by indispensable cooperation. One can’t live without the other, work without the other,” he said in an ANC interview.

ANC, September 2, 2013