Palace to Revilla: Answer first allegations on 'pork' scam-A A +A
Saturday, October 12, 2013
SENATOR Ramon Revilla Jr., who was one of those charged with plunder in relation to alleged pork barrel scam, should answer first the allegations hurled against him before filing cases to the whistle-blowers, Malacanang said Saturday.
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte, in an interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, said that Revilla should answer accusation that he got kickbacks from Janet Lim-Napoles, alleged brain in the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) mess.
"Di ba, ang sinasabi na dinaan daw nila sa mga Napoles NGO (non-government organizations); meron daw pong naging mga paghahati doon sa mga pondo dahil may mga ghost projects; ‘yung mga bagay na po na ‘yon. Bago ho siguro sila din magsampa ng kaso sa ibang tao ay dapat masagot din po muna nila doon sa tamang venue," she said.
"What matters, really also, is we're waiting to hear the answers to the charges," she said.
But Valte added that it was expected that Revilla's camp would file counter charges.
Revilla's lawyer Joel Bodegon has said they would file counter-charge of plunder against Benhur Luy, main whistleblower in the fund scam, and other former Napoles' employees who turned their back on her.
The senator's camp insisted that his signatures were forged in transacting with Napoles' NGOs. (SDR/Sunnex)