- Posted November 29, 2013 by
More Phl lawmakers to face graft charges
SOME Philippine lawmakers are expected to be included in the second batch of complaint to be filed next month by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) before the Office of the Ombudsman for their alleged misuse of the P10-billion Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), also known as pork barrel.
Atty. Levito Baligod, counsel of the whistleblowers in the multibillion PDAF scam, on Friday said a new batch of complaint will be filed as some government officials have surfaced to join the group of whistleblowers.
Baligod, however, stressed that the second complaint may not be connected to businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged brains behind the multibillion-peso and the P900-million Malampaya Fund scam.
Napoles reportedly established bogus nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in connivance with some lawmakers and government officials as conduit of their pickpocketed funds.
The new group of whistleblowers, Baligod said, has already executed their respective affidavits.
Aside from the pork barrel fund, he said the filing of the complaint not involving PDAF but still government money used in the implementation of programs of NGOs not connected to Napoles will follow suit.