MANILA – Senator Teofisto ‘TG’ Guingona III, chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, released the controversial “Napolist” to the media on Tuesday.
The list was prepared by alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles. Napoles gave the list to former PNP Chief and senator Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson, now the ‘Yolanda’ Rehabilitation Czar.
The list included 11 former and current senators and 77 other government officials, such as congressmen and congresswomen, and their offices.
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Senators Jinggoy Estrada, Juan Ponce Enrile, and Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr. are included in the list. All three senators have vehemently denied such allegations long before the list was revealed.
Among the currently seated senators included in the list are Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto III, Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III, Gregorio ‘Gringo’ Honasan II, Alan Peter Cayetano, Loren Legarda, and Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero. Novice Senator JV Ejercito was listed as a congressman.
Manuel Villar and even the late Senator Robert Barders were also in the list.
Lacson also submitted a 30-page affidavit to the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee as a narration of events on how Napoles approached him with the list.
“I hope that these documents will assist the investigation being conducted by your Committee and address the clamor of our people for transparency in public service,” Lacson wrote.
Budget Secretary Florencio Abad was also included in the list as former Batanes representative, as well as current Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Chairman Joel Villanueva, Customs Chief Ruffy Biazon, and Agriculture Secretary Proceso ‘Procy’ Alcala. Relatives of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo—Mikey and Iggy Arroyo—were also in the list.
Other officials included in the list:
Jesus Judin Romualdo
Niel Benedict Montejo
Rizalina Seachon Lanete
Scott Davies Lanete
Sunny Rose Madamba
Raul del Mar
Marc Douglas Cagas
Nanette Castelo Daza
Benasing Macambon Jr.
According to the list, Napoles had agents to help her distribute the misallocated funds as kickback to the listed officials. These agents were Ruby Tuason, Bryan Yasmuan, Jen Corpuz, actor Mat Ranillo, Pauline Labayen, Catherine Mae ‘Maya’ Santos, Patricia ‘Gay’ Agana Tan, Alen Ruste, and Mon Arcenas.
Atty. Gigi Reyes, Enrile’s former chief of staff, was not in the list of agents.
Guingon said the Blue Ribbon Committee will investigate further to decide the Senate’s next move.