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Sen. Escudero admits Pork Barrel Scam not yet fully investigated

Sen. Francis Escudero (Photo Credits: http://www.senate.gov.ph)
Sen. Francis Escudero (Photo Credits: http://www.senate.gov.ph)

Sen. Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero admitted that there are still many issues regarding the Pork Barrel Scam that have yet to be investigated.

According to Escudero, only the Php 6 billion pork barrel scam that involved the fake Non-government organizations of Janet Lim Napoles was discussed during the previous hearings.

Escudero said that only Napoles and former senators Jose ‘Jinggoy’ Estrada Jr., Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr., and Juan Ponce Enrile Sr. were imprisoned, and it wasn’t followed by a second batch.

However, Escudero explained that the Senate will run out of time if they will investigate the pork barrel scam, especially since most of the documents have been submitted to the Department of Justice.

The senator insisted that it will be better if the DOJ will act on the pork barrel scam, so that the Senate can focus on deliberating the tax reform package and the 2018 General Appropriations Act.

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