MANILA, May 15 (Mabuhay) – The Senate blue ribbon committee on Thursday ordered principal pork barrel scam witness Benhur Luy to submit to the panel his digital files on the alleged anomaly.
The committee’s chairman, Senator Teofisto Guingona III, issued a subpoena compelling Luy to turn over his digital records to the panel by Wednesday next week.
Senate President Franklin Drilon signed the subpoena.
Based on digital files it obtained from Luy’s hard drive, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported on Wednesday that 15 incumbent senators supposedly had past transactions with businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles involving public funds.
Napoles is facing plunder charges along with Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada, Bong Revilla, and others regarding the P10-B pork barrel scam involving lawmakers’ allocations of the Priority Development Assistance Fund.
Napoles has asked the Department of Justice to endorse her to the Office of the Ombudsman as a state witness in the pork barrel scam case and other irregularities. (MNS)