MANILA, May 8 (Mabuhay) — Whistleblowers Association of the Philippines (WAP) president Sandra Cam on Thursday said that she will wait for Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima to release first the list given to her by Janet Lim Napoles before she also releases her own list.
The list purportedly contains the names of lawmakers implicated in the P10-billion Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam.
Napoles is the alleged “brains” behind the P10-billion pork barrel and the P900-million Malampaya Fund scams.
De Lima earlier said that she will release the so-called Napoles’ list once the thorough and extensive validation of the testimony of the alleged pork barrel queen is finished.
Likewise, De Lima asked the Senate to give her more time to finish the validation of the Napoles’ list before she releases such a list.
According to De Lima, she has specific instructions from President Benigno S. Aquino III not to “sanitize” the Napoles’ list.
On the other hand, Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson earlier disclosed that he received Napoles’ unsigned and incomplete affidavit, which also includes a list of those involved in the pork barrel scam.
In a press conference at the Aloha Hotel along Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Cam said that she cannot yet release her own Napoles’ list, otherwise, she will be facing several libel cases to be filed by those allegedly implicated in the PDAF scam.
The WAP president expressed the hope that the Justice Secretary will also show the kind of dedication to service and independence when she was the chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR).
Cam assured that she will not be silenced by the “death threats” she is receiving as the WAP president. (MNS)