Why did Lorna Kapunan accept Janet Lim-Napoles as a client? Kapinan, known for fighting various advocacies including the abolition of the pork barrel system, defended her decision to take on Napoles because she wanted to “know the truth about the PDAF.” Kapunan told Karen Davila on ANC that she is not coddling Napoles nor apologizing for Napoles’ actions. Napoles has been named in media reports as the alleged mastermind of a scam that siphons off the Priority Development Assistance Fund of senators and congressmen through dubious non-governmental organizations. State auditors have confirmed the modus operandi, while the justice department is conducting its own probe. “I believe she is entitled to due process, wherever that leads,” the lawyer said.
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