Napoles as state witness? Palace won't close doors

Posted at 02/13/2014 3:44 PM

MANILA - Malacañang is not yet closing its doors to the possibility of Janet Napoles becoming a state witness and testifying against alleged perpetrators of the pork barrel scam.

“Lahat siguro ng mga [pangyayari] na patungkol d’yan sa direkyson na ‘yan ay welcome para sa atin. Kung ito ay makakatulong sa paghahanap sa katotohanan at pagtamo ng katarungan,” Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said.

But he added that the Department of Justice would still assess the information that Napoles would give, if any.

“Titignan po natin kung ano ‘yung mga bagong impormasyon na ilalahad. The DOJ will evaluate and assess kung ano ang timbang ng mga iaalok na bagong impormasyon.”

The Palace earlier said that there are no “overtures” from Napoles that she intends to become a state witness in the pork barrel cases.