READ: Janet Napoles' letter to President Aquino

Posted at 06/05/2014 8:16 PM | Updated as of 06/05/2014 9:46 PM

President Benigno Aquino on Thursday confirmed that alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles sent him a letter last year, insisting on her innocence.

The President said he promptly turned over the letter -- which he described as self-serving -- to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima.

Aquino said it was unlikely he had any dealings with Napoles while he was still in Congress because he had no Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) under the Arroyo administration. - with reports from RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News; ANC