Drilon: Ombudsman has say on Napoles subpoena
MANILA - Senate President Franklin Drilon points at the Ombudsman as to why he has not signed a subpoena for Janet Napoles to appear in the Senate's pork barrel scam hearing.
The Ombudsman said it is better to be cautious as any testimony could affect cases to be filed in court, Drilon said.
Senator TG Guingona, head of the Senate Blue Ribbon committee, has appealed to Drilon to sign the subpoena for Napoles.
Drilon also reiterated that the P50 million release after former Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona was impeached is not a bribe.
He added that Senator Jinggoy Estrada himself noted it was not a bribe during his speech.
Drilon also answered Estrada's claim that the opposition is being singled out, saying due to the amount of evidence it is taking sometime to prepare the other cases.