Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Bong Revilla, and Jinggoy Estrada charged with plunder
It ain’t over until it’s over.
Michael Punongbayan of the The Philippine Star reports that plunder charges have been filed against Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr. for their alleged involvement in the P10-billion pork barrel scam.
The report explained that the criminal charges filed on Monday, September 16 by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) indicate that "Enrile, Revilla and Estrada received P172.8 million, P224.5 million and P183.7 million, respectively, in commissions, rebates, or kickbacks from fake or dubious non-government organizations (NGO)" linked to businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.
Justice Secretary Leila De Lima, who initiated the filing of the charges, said "a total of 38 individuals were named in the criminal complaints, with 22 of them facing plunder."
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