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Korina’s Statement

Posted On 2014 May 23
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The Inquirer report, which came out Sunday, listed names of media personalities, including Korina Sanchez of ABS-CBN, who allegedly received payoffs from detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, tagged as the scam’s mastermind. It said Pacheco received P715,000 from Napoles from 2004 to 2008.

The Inquirer report, which came out Sunday, listed names of media personalities, including Korina Sanchez of ABS-CBN, who allegedly received payoffs from detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, tagged as the scam’s mastermind. It said Pacheco received P715,000 from Napoles from 2004 to 2008.

I only met Ms Janet Napoles and her family in late 2013 after having been assigned to interview the Napoles Family after the news had broken out about the alleged PDAF scam. I had never met Ms Napoles nor had any associations with her, her family, her employees or associates before then, nor after my interview with her and her family.

I am astounded to learn that I was supposed to have received a birthday gift from her one-time 10 years ago in 2004. This never happened. I did not receive any such gift, in cash or kind, from Ms. Napoles or her company nor through emissaries then and up to now.

I am dismayed that an unsubstantiated lie such as this should be given as much attention. Because how do you prove a negative?

I know a Mon Arroyo who is an ex husband of a high school classmate but I have not seen nor spoken nor heard of this person since he and my friend separated more than 10 years ago.

But since his name is mentioned I have asked my friend to obtain from her long estranged husband a statement regarding his alleged involvement in this matter.

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