By Jelly F. Musico
MANILA, 27May2014 — Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chairman Sen. Teofisto Guingona III on Monday night released to the media the two sworn affidavits of Janet Lim Napoles, the alleged mastermind in the pork barrel scam.
”This afternoon, we received affidavits. These are two affidavits. In the spirit of transparency and effort to find the truth and in line with our commitment to uphold the public interest, we are going to release these two copies to the media,” Guingona said in a press briefing.
”Let the document(s) speak for itself,” Guingona added, referring to the Napoles’ signed affidavits, including a supplemental in Filipino.
The affidavits contained the list of the 120 lawmakers, including 20 former and incumbent senators, and other individuals whom Napoles said “received part of the pork barrel.”
The senators listed by Napoles include formers senator Rodolfo Biazon, Loi Estrada, Robert Jaworksi, Ramon Magsaysay, Tessie Aquino Oreta, Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel, Manny Villar, and Robert Barbers; incumbent Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada, Gringo Honasan, Lito Lapid, Legarda Loren, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel, Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, Cynthia Villar, Alan Peter Cayetano, and Francis “Chiz” Escudero III.
The 100 former and incumbent congressmen on the list are Florencio “Butch” Abad, Benjamin Agarao, Rodolfo Albano, Prospero Amatong, Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, Iggy Arroyo, Mikey Arroyo, Amado Bagatsing, Leovigildo Banaag, Salacnib Baterina, Napoleon Berato, Ruffy Biazon, Marc Douglas Cagas, Leonila Chavez, Erwin Chiongbian, Joaquin Chipeco, Antonio Cuenco, Samuel Dangwa, Matias Defensor, Raul del Mar, Digaden Dilangalen, Abdullah Dimaporo, Zenaida Ducut, Glenda Ecleo,
Yevgeny Vicente Emano, Edgar Espinosa, Conrad Estrella III, Reymund Estrella, Erico Fabian, Jesnar Falcon, Peter Falcon, Florencio Flores, Arnulfo Fuentebella, Gerald Gullas, Uliran Joaquin, Constantino Jaraula, Antonio Lagdameo Jr., Rizalina Lanete Seachon, Scott Davies Lanete, Marcelino Libanan, Benasing Macarambon Jr.,
Sunny Rose Madamba, Eulogio Magsaysay, Corazon Malanyaon, Oscar Malapitan, Clavel Martinez, Florencio Miraflores, Anthony Miranda, Neil Benedict Montejo, Ernesto Nieva, Arrel Olano, Manuel Ortega, Victor Ortega, Ernesto Pablo, Carlos Padilla, Hussein Pangandaman, Nasser Pangandaman, Prospero Pichay, Arthur Pinggoy, Rodolfo Plaza, Herminia Ramiro, Isidro Real,
Gilbert Remulla, Maximo Rodriguez, Oca Rodriguez, Rufus Rodriguez, Jurdin Jesus Romualdo, Rickey Sandoval, Vicente Sandoval, Joseph Santiago, Jose Solis, Rolex Suplico, Generoso Tulagan, Alfonso “Boy” Umali, Aurelio “Oyi” Umali, Reynaldo Umali, Isidro Ungab, Renato Unico, Edgard Valdez, Rodolfo Valencia, Eduardo Veloso, Joel Villanueva,
Georgilu Yumul-Hermida, Manuel Zamora, Wilhemino Alvarado, Julieta Cortuna, Nanette Costello Daza, Recom Echieverri, Jesli Lapuz, Narciso Monfort, Rafael Nantes, Prospero Nograles, Ernesto Pablo, Maria Valentina Plaza, Antonio Roman, Jurdin Jesus Romauldo, Rodolfo San Luis and Eduardo Zialcita.
Napoles also listed individuals from various government agencies — Ofelia Agawin, Alan Umali, Proceso Alcala and Jimmy Patocabe of the Department of Agriculture; Allan Javellana and Rhodora Mendoza of NABCOR; Narciso Nieto and Teresita Panlilio of Department of Agriculture; (former) Sec. Mendoza, Santidad Venancio and Rene Maglanque of Department of Transportation and Communication; Alexis Sevidal of NLDC; and Antonio Ortiz and Dennis Cunanan of TRC.
The individuals who served as agents for the lawmakers — Bernard, Rose Palacio, Dona Senora Ruby Chan Tuazon, Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, Ted de Joya, Freddie Villamor, Butch Tuazon, Lyn and Matt Ranillo, Pauline Labayen, Atty. Danny, Dudut Jaworski, Zenaida Ducut, Catherine Mae or Maam Maya Canloas Santos, Patricia ‘Gay’ Agana Tan, bibing Agana Villarcorta, Atty. Yacky Agana, Carlos “Caloy” Reyes, Mon Arcenas, Jewel Pimentel, Luis “Louie” Cruz, Richard Cambe, Jeniffer “Jen” Corpuz, Arman Padilla, Jun Adriano, Manuel Jarmin, Clavel Martinez, Mina Nieva, Ruth Allen Ruste, Cora Gonzales, Bebot Layug, Margie Tahon, Carlos Lozada, Maite Defensor, Cheryl “Cheche” Yarra, Dexter Manalo, Banaag Leovigildo, Alice Navales Villanueva, Luis Cruz, Johnny Roxas, Bombit dela Pena, Rafael Nantes, Julie Unico, and Maria Cristina “C3” Tuano.
Napoles, who is reportedly applying as state witness, said in her affidavit that she is aware that her decision to issue an affidavit would put her life in danger.
”The truth hurts… but the truth will set you free,” Napoles said in her 32-page Tagalog sworn affidavit.
”I’m a victim of a wrong system of our society that I thought was normal, correct and legal because it was practice for a very long time,” she added.
Napoles said she also issued the affidavit in support of her request to exclude her children James Christopher Lim Napoles and Jo Christine Napoles from charges filed before the Office of the Ombudsman.
”My children had no knowledge, participation and involvement whatsoever in the subject cases. They had executed counter-affidavits to prove their innocence in the charges made against them,” she said.
Napoles said she is willing to help the government by offering to testify “based on our personal knowledge and information.” (PNA)