Resbak? Palace wants DOJ, Ombudsman probe on Napoles donation to Drilon
Malacañang is calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of the Ombudsman to conduct probes into the supposed donation of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles to Senator Franklin Drilon.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Napoles’ revelation that she donated P5 million for Drilon’s 2010 campaign “should be investigated.”
“I would hope that the Ombudsman on its own would conduct its probe. And I think the DOJ also on its own should also conduct its own probe,” Roque said Tuesday (January 23) in a press briefing in Malacañang.
However, Roque clarified that the probe should not just be limited to Drilon and other Liberal Party members.
“We want the whole truth and nothing but the truth to come out of this PDAF (Priority Development Assistance Fund) scam,” Roque said.
Roque added that Napoles should be allowed to speak to be able to reveal more details on the P10 billion pork barrel scam, which he said President Rodrigo Duterte wants to fully uncover.
“Janet Lim Napoles is the central figure in this scam. Let her speak, and I’m sure that in addition to what she has to say, she would have physical evidence to back up whatever it is that she alleges,” he said.