Grass cutter in North Cotabato shocked to learn he’s named as an incorporator of NGO linked to Janet Napoles

He’s an ordinary employee who earns P300 daily.

Edwin Fernandez of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that "a municipal worker in North Cotabato province who earns P300 a day as a grass cutter got the surprise of his life when told he was an incorporator of a nongovernment organization (NGO) linked to Janet Lim-Napoles."


According to the report, "Efren Sidemo, who finished only high school and has been a municipal utility worker in Magpet town for 18 years, learned he was an incorporator of Saganang Buhay sa Atin Foundation, one of the supposedly bogus NGOs linked to the controversial businesswoman." Sidemo and three other individuals were summoned by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to appear on September 9 to shed light on his alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam.


Sidemo said that although he has no connection to Napoles or any of her companies, he knows that his sister-in-law was a caretaker of the businesswoman. The utility worker said that he was always surprised when his relative comes home to Magpet town because she can afford to feed everyone in the barangay with lechon and other delicious food.

 

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