Napoles surrenders to President Aquino

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Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda and Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras conversed with fugitive businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles and counsel Atty. Lorna Kapunan at the President’s Hall Receiving Area of the Malacañan Palace to yield herself to President Benigno S. Aquino III Wednesday night (August 28, 2013). The surrender feeler was sent by Atty. Kapunan to Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda hours after President Aquino announced a P10-million reward to anyone who can give information for the immediate arrest of the alleged brains behind the P10-billion pork barrel scam. (Photo by: Rodolfo Manabat / Malacañang Photo Bureau / PCOO)
Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda and Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras conversed with fugitive businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles and counsel Atty. Lorna Kapunan at the President’s Hall Receiving Area of the Malacañan Palace to yield herself to President Benigno S. Aquino III Wednesday night (August 28, 2013). The surrender feeler was sent by Atty. Kapunan to Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda hours after President Aquino announced a P10-million reward to anyone who can give information for the immediate arrest of the alleged brains behind the P10-billion pork barrel scam. (Photo by: Rodolfo Manabat / Malacañang Photo Bureau / PCOO)

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, 28Aug2013 – Janet Lim Napoles, the businesswoman implicated in the P10 billion pork barrel scam, surrendered to President Benigno Aquino III Wednesday evening.

In a statement issued by the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson (OPS), Napoles, who is wanted on charges of serious illegal detention arising from the alleged kidnapping of Benhur Luy, surrendered to President Aquino at about 9:37 p.m.

“The President turned her (Napoles) over to the custody of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas and Philippine National Police (PNP) Director-General Alan Purisima for processing and booking,” the statement added.

President Aquino earlier said the government is putting up a P10-million reward for information leading to the arrest of Napoles and her brother Reynald Lim. (PNA)

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