Guingona OKs extension for Napoles affidavit

Posted at 05/22/14 5:06 PM

MANILA - Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chairperson Teofisto "TG" Guingona III granted the request of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for an extension of the deadline to deliver the signed affidavit of Napoles until Monday, May 26.

Guingona said de Lima's reason was valid.

De Lima formally requested for a second extension on Thursday after Napoles' lawyers informed her that work on the completion of the affidavit has been slowed down by Napoles' bleeding.

"Past 12 na wala pa, and then nagtext yung isang lawyer na hindi na talaga kakayanin dahil nga mabagal yung pag-aano ngayon ni Mrs. Napoles because of her health condition so I have no choice but to ask for another extension," de Lima said.

Napoles' lawyers had said that her comprehensive affidavit would contain the names of more lawmakers allegedly involved in the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam. -- Reports from Willard Cheng and Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News