Napoles names at least 29 more congressmen in affidavit

Michael Bueza
Napoles names at least 29 more congressmen in affidavit
The additional names do not appear in previous lists made public by Rehabilitation Secretary Ping Lacson and Justice Secretary Leila de Lima

MANILA, Philippines – Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles tagged at least 29 more congressmen in one of two affidavits she submitted to the Senate on Monday, May 26.

Napoles tagged around 100 current and former members of the House of Representatives in her affidavit. They supposedly got kickbacks from transactions that were part of the multi-billion-peso pork barrel scam.

The following representatives of the Lower House did not appear in previous “Napoles lists” made public by Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima:

  1. Agarao, Benjamin Jr
  2. Albano, Rodolfo Jr
  3. Amatong, Prospero
  4. Banaag, Leovigildo
  5. Chavez, Leonila
  6. Cortuna, Julieta
  7. Cuenco, Antonio
  8. Defensor, Matias Jr
  9. Ducut, Zenaida
  10. Echiverri, Enrico
  11. Espinosa, Edgar
  12. Lagdameo, Antonio Jr
  13. Magsaysay, Eulogio Jr
  14. Mercado, Roger
  15. Miranda, Anthony
  16. Pichay, Prospero
  17. Plaza, Maria Valentina
  18. Ramiro, Herminia
  19. Remulla, Gilbert
  20. Roman, Antonino
  21. Romualdo, Pedro
  22. San Luis, Rodolfo
  23. Sandoval, Vicente
  24. Santiago, Joseph
  25. Solis, Jose
  26. Umali, Aurelio
  27. Veloso, Eduardo
  28. Yumul-Hermida, Georgilu
  29. Zamora, Manuel “Way Kurat”

Five of them – Cortuna, Echiverri, Plaza, Roman, and San Luis – received cash allowances only, according to the affidavit.

Meanwhile, two names that were in previous “Napoles lists” were excluded in the affidavit:

  • Amatong, Rommel
  • Defensor, Maite

Full names included

At least 3 congressmen who were identified by their surnames only in previous lists appear to have been identified by their full names in the affidavit Napoles submitted on Monday.

The name “Cong. Angara – APO” was handwritten by Napoles in an earlier list submitted by the Department of Justice to the Senate. It may now refer to returning Aurora Representative Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, who was listed in the affidavit. She is the aunt of Senator Sonny Angara.

 

The same goes for “Emano” – also handwritten by Napoles in a previous list – and identified as “Emano, Yevgeny Vicente” in the affidavit released Monday.

 

Meanwhile, a certain representative listed only as “Ecleo” in previous lists and listed as “Ecleo, Glenda” in the new affidavit may be one and the same. Glenda Ecleo is the incumbent governor of Dinagat Islands, and a former representative of the province. (Ruben Ecleo, her son, was also a former representative.)

Napoles also named 9 more current and former senators in the same affidavit. – Rappler.com

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Michael Bueza

Michael is a data curator under Rappler's Tech Team. He works on data about elections, governance, and the budget. He also follows the Philippine pro wrestling scene and the WWE. Michael is also part of the Laffler Talk podcast trio.