Janet Lim Napoles’ evasive answers at pork barrel scam hearing frustrate senators

We didn’t really expect her to tell all, did we?

Louis Bacani of the The Philippine Star reports that "businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles consistently invoked her right against self-incrimination when quizzed by senators during the pork barrel scam hearing on Thursday (November 7)."

 

According to the report, "senators failed to obtain valuable information from Napoles" who either invoked her right against self-incrimination or insisted she had no knowledge about the pork barrel-related issues the lawmakers were referring to. Napoles’ evasiveness even prompted senator Teofisto Guingona III to remark that she seemed to have a "selective memory."

 

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, who made a surprise appearance at the Senate after taking a leave for health reasons, urged Napoles to tell the truth now before the officials linked to the scam have her assassinated.

 

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