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Sec. De Lima: Let AMLC handle Freeze Orders for PDAF Respondents

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Justice Secretary Leila De Lima

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima rests her trust to the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) in handling issuance of the Freeze Order on the assets and bank accounts of the involved respondents in the Pork Barrel Scam.

This is De Lima’s response to the public’s query why Senate Minority Floor Leader Juan Ponce Enrile, and Senators’ Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr. who allegedly misused their Priority Development Assistance Fund or PDAF are not included in the Plunder case.

The AMLC is more capable in these kinds of issues, De Lima added.

Secretary De Lima does not want to force the issue with the AMLC because the council has its own investigation process.

However if the National Bureau of Investigation will be asked, they want to freeze the assets of all the respondents involved in the PDAF scam.

The NBI believes that there is conspiracy among the involved respondents regardless of their participation in misusing their Priority Development Assistance Fund.   (with Cyrille Shaine Cupino)

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