MANILA, Philippines – It’s almost a week since Janet Lim-Napoles, alleged head of a pork barrel syndicate, was transferred to a detention facility at Fort Sto Domingo in Sta Rosa, Laguna. While it’s a far cry from the high living she’s used to, Napoles has no plans to escape, her lawyer said.
During a hearing for 3 petitions filed by Napoles and brother Reynald Lim on Friday, September 6, lawyer Lorna Kapunan said her client is monitored round the clock — not just by the police at Fort Sto. Domingo — but also by the National Police headquarters in Camp Crame through a CCTV camera installed in the Laguna detention facility.
Kapunan asked the court to postpone Napoles’ arraignment originally scheduled for September 9 because of “humanitarian considerations.”
“She won’t escape anyway,” added Kapunan.
Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150 Judge Elmo Alameda moved Napoles’ arraignment schedule to September 23. Napoles and Lim face a serious illegal detention charge, filed by cousin-turned-whistleblower Benhur Luy. Lim is still at large. -Rappler.com