Senate to hold caucus on Napoles list

Posted at 05/09/14 3:44 PM

MANILA - Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chairperson Teofisto "TG" Guingona III will call a Senate caucus on Monday regarding Janet Lim Napoles' list of lawmakers who allegedly benefited from the pork barrel scam.

Guingona made the announcement following calls from several colleagues that the so-called Napoles list be made public.

Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. even challenged Guingona to compel Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to produce the list, or resign if he refuses.

Some senators have also urged the Blue Ribbon Committee to reopen its probe into the pork barrel scam after Napoles, the alleged mastermind, decided to tell all about the anomaly.

Guingona said they will decide on the matter once they receive a copy of the affidavit of Napoles.

Meanwhile, the Blue Ribbon Committee will begin the hearing on the Malampaya fund scam, he said.

No date, however, was given.

Napoles' lawyer has said she is also now ready to spill the beans on the misuse of the Malampaya fund. -- Reports from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News; Ruby Tayag, dzMM