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Napoles could be impeached as a witness, lawyer warns

The lawyers of whistleblower Benhur Luy on Wednesday said they would like to appeal to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, in their meeting with her set next week, to allow their witnesses to look into the material points of the statement given by alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles.Full article

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NBI readies 3rd PDAF rap sheet

As of 04/24/2014 4:36 AM
A third batch of respondents will be charged in connection with the pork barrel fund scam, with Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan reportedly included in the list. Full article

'Janet Napoles not least guilty in pork scam'

As of 04/23/2014 10:56 PM
Janet Lim Napoles is not the least guilty in the pork barrel scam. This was the sentiment of lawyer Michelle Estor, member of the Scrap Pork Network, when asked about the qualifications of the businesswoman as state witness in the prosecution of the case. Full article

Lacson: Napoles linked more than 100 to 'pork scam'

As of 04/23/2014 7:46 PM
Janet Lim Napoles named more than 100 people, including at least 10 other senators, in the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam, former senator Panfilo Lacson said Wednesday. Full article

Palace confirms Almendras in HK with Erap

As of 04/23/2014 5:26 PM
MANILA - Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras left for Hong Kong after all. Full article

Philippines' hostage row with Hong Kong ends

As of 04/23/2014 5:22 PM
MANILA (3rd UPDATE) -The Hong Kong government said Wednesday a long-running dispute with the Philippines over a deadly hostage crisis had ended following a deal on an apology and compensation. Full article

2 senators willing to spare Napoles from perjury case

As of 04/23/2014 5:20 PM
MANILA - At least two senators are willing to spare Janet Napoles from perjury charges if the alleged mastermind of the pork barrel scam finally tells everything that she knows about the scam. Full article

Drilon warns vs use of Napoles tell-all for 'political attacks'

As of 04/23/2014 5:11 PM
MANILA - Senate President Franklin M. Drilon called for sobriety amid the revised testimony from businesswoman Janet Napoles, which is believed to contain more names linked to the pork scam. Full article

Napoles shared 'pork scam' list with Lacson - lawyer

As of 04/23/2014 4:34 PM
MANILA - Businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles’ camp admitted they approached former Senator and now rehabilitation czar Panfilo “Ping” Lacson for help in her decision to bare all she knows about the scam. Full article

Contact-tracing of Etihad passengers down to 43

As of 04/23/2014 4:01 PM
MANILA – Forty-three more passengers of an Etihad Airways flight have yet to be contacted and tested for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Full article

Whistleblowers worried over Napoles as state witness

As of 04/23/2014 3:13 PM
MANILA (UPDATE) – The lawyers of Ruby Tuason and Benhur Luy on Wednesday said their clients and the other whistleblowers in the pork barrel scam case are concerned over the possibility of Janet Lim Napoles turning state witness. Full article