Jo Christine & James Napoles Accomplices in Pork Barrel Fraud?
At last, the long arm of the law is finally waving its weak limbs about. I thought for a moment it was ailing with paralysis.
Allegedly James Christoper “Butsoy” Napoles and Jo Christine “Neneng” Napoles have been implicated with the Pork Barrel scandal right up to their greedy little necks and they are about to be issued warrants of arrest and to answer for their part in the wanton thievery and plunder of the monies belonging to the Philippine nation.
It is alleged that Neneng and Butsoy were willing participants in siphoning off aid funds meant for the cash-strapped farmers of Malampaya, a farming community which was a victim of one typhoon disaster after another and another….
The Government did put aside and eventually approved and released the monies amounting to P900,000,000. Not a cent went to the deserving and destitute farmers. Instead, the cash was shared between fake Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and corrupt Government officials and workers via Janet Lim-Napoles machinations through the JLN (hmm what do the initials stand for;)) group of fake companies. Check out the JLN website. Maybe the company should be renamed JGMMS – ‘Just Give Me Money, Suckers’ 🙂
Neneng and Butsoy were not only busy falsifying documents and forging signatures on cheques, they were also officially employed as Vice President for admin and finance and Vice President for operations at JLN office at Discovery Centre in Pasig City.
Neneng and Butsoy should be charged with treason, plunder, forgery, etc for their role of being accessories, collaborators and co-conspirators to the crime and should be arrested and jailed with immediate effect.
Hmm maybe we world-weary and fed up Filipinos will see these two elevated to high office as seems to happens to those who can be ‘creative’ with accounting of public allocated funds ;).
ARE NENENG AND BUTSOY THE FUTURE SENATORS OF THE PHILIPPINES? WE WILL NOT BE TOO SURPRISED IF THEY DO END UP RUNNING THE GOVERNMENT!
Janet Lim-Napoles is the most talked about woman in recent months in the Philippines.
She has also associated her high spending (on others money) daughter Jeanne (Napoles) with this scandal.
She has become the core of the pork barrel scandal involving P10Billion of monies from the Philippine treasury.
Her lavish lifestyle shows how much monies were involved.
Who is Janet Lim-Napoles?
How did she end-up being the Mama San of Philippine Politics? How can a woman running a carinderia/turo-turo became so mega-rich and powerful that she rubbed shoulders, and elbows as well, with the Philippine Government elites?
We shall endeavour to look into her background but I am at work so we’ll postpone it a little bit. LOL
But do feel free to post comments and additional information.
With the recent Napoles Pork Barrel PDAF funding scandal in the Philippines, the nation should swiftly adopt Freedom of Information (FOI) to make government and official processes, funding etc., more transparent and accessible to the people.
In the Philippines news recently, Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares presented an initial fact-finding result about enacting and establishing Freedom of Information (FOI).
The consensus of the government she found was that FOI will be detrimental to the national security of the nation. This seems specious as FOI has been successfully applied in many countries such as the US, UK and most of Europe and some Asian nations such as Malaysia.
Not taking up FOI is more of a personal choice rather than a public one.
As below national security is encompassed and protected in FOI legislation.
Most citizens, particularly tax payers would like to know how their government, departments and public bodies are spending budgets allotted to them, particularly for public works, or what they actually do and achieve.
Generally such statistics are not relevant or applicable to national security!?
Hmm.. or does Sen. Poe-Llamanzares and others with a vested interest, think that ‘National Security’ would be compromised by civil unrest/riots if people found out how they are being conned by corrupt officials and despite the Philippines becoming richer, the general populace never see any benefit where it is needed most?
We hope President Aquino will strongly consider introducing FOI after his speech about the PDAF scandal where he stated more transparency is needed!
Below if you like to know is a basic guide to FOI as applied in UK etc.
FOI works in two ways:
public authorities are obliged to publish certain information about their activities; and
members of the public are entitled to request information from public authorities.
Public authorities spend money collected from taxpayers etc., and make decisions that can significantly affect many people’s lives. Access to information helps the public make public authorities accountable for their actions and allows public debate to be better informed and more productive.
Recorded information includes printed documents, computer files, letters, emails, photographs, and sound or video recordings.
In the UK we have the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) which is similar to other countries having FOI.
everybody has a right to access official information. Disclosure of information should be the default – in other words, information should be kept private only when there is a good reason and it is permitted by the Act;
an applicant (requester) does not need to give a reason for wanting the information. On the contrary, you must justify refusing them information;
All requests for information are treated equally, except under some circumstances relating to vexatious requests and personal data .
The information someone can get under the Act should not be affected by who they are. All requesters should be treated equally, whether they are journalists, local residents, public authority employees, or foreign researchers; and
because you should treat all requesters equally, you should only disclose information under the Act if you would disclose it to anyone else who asked. In other words, you should consider any information you release under the Act as if it were being released to the world at large.
Sensitive information such as for national security, legal, crime investigation etc, personal data can be exempt if there is good reason, however Governments etc., should not hide behind such if not applicable.
Some sensitive documents are released but are redacted (some content blacked out-covered) if deemed necessary.
An FOI request can be refused under the following circumstances:
It would cost too much or take too much staff time to deal with the request.( if a straight forward request such as providing statistics or costs, normally there is no fee. However the request is for detailed information that would require research and collation a fee is required).
The request is vexatious.
The request repeats a previous request from the same person.
In addition, the Freedom of Information Act contains a number of exemptions that allow you to withhold information from a requester. In some cases it will allow you to refuse to confirm or deny whether you hold information.
Some exemptions relate to a particular type of information, for instance, information relating to government policy. Other exemptions are based on the harm that would arise or would be likely arise from disclosure, for example, if disclosure would be likely to prejudice a criminal investigation, national security or prejudice someone’s commercial interests.
There is also an exemption for personal data if releasing it would be contrary to the Data Protection Act.
Most government official agencies have individuals or section dealing with FOI requests from the public.
In the UK we can make a request(must always written) through letter or email.
Normally there is a set time for the government to reply to a request. in the UK it is 20 working days.
The UK has an Information Commissioner who can intercede with the government etc., if the FOI Act is not being followed correctly.
Janet Napoles has travelled more in the last few days than most Filipinos. The irony is that she is in jail. Whatever next Boracay? Palawan? Buhol? Baguio? 🙁
Janet Napoles Bound To a Posher Cell
She really has some important people within the Government; that is becoming all too obvious. They can’t do enough for her. There is someone to wipe her nose, one to taste her food for her, one to revolve around her acting like an electric fan to cool her down, one as a human Katol to swipe any ambitious mosquito, one to make her a cup of cha-a like clockwork, all of them want to TeLL her FABLES so that she learns their brand of immoral lessons 😉 All of them have their heads firmly stuck to her backside. Arise Queen Janet of the Napoles Swine Heard.
Are all these goings-on for her safety or for her manipulation?
Oh yes, Philippine Government, we madlang people know what you are all doing.
We are watching you all squirm.
What you have done was so heinous. The monies could be been used for really deserving causes.
Do not cut a deal with the Government. What you need to do is tell the truth because only the truth will do at this time. Tell the truth for the sake of your family. Tell the truth for Jo-Christine’s sake. Has she not suffered enough? Have you not scuppered her chance to shine in the senate and the congress? Must she suffer forever being named as the primera hija of the woman who allegedly siphoned billions of Pork Barrel in the form of PDAF for her own personal gain?
Tell the truth for the sake of your sweetly stressed baby girl. Tell the truth that Jeane was a victim as much as the million of Filipino tax-payers. Tell the truth that Jeane shopaholic was all done through ignorance of the truth. As much as you wanted to bring up Jeane in the manner that majority of Filipinos can only dream of, you caused Jeane’s breakdown through your own deliberate fault. You broke your daughter, you cut off the very energy of that which gives her social life support. All you can do now is patch her together with the truth like any loving mother can do.
THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU ALL FREE. Unallege what is alleged!!! Vindicate yourself. Tell the truth and shame the devil.
As I said tell it as it was not how it should be! Geddit?!!! Do this in remembrance of Jo and Jeane. Two young women who still have a chance for a peaceful and honourable life, that is if you allow to have it.
Man up for your girls, at the end of the day that is really what must be done. Continued lying may have a grave repercussion. This is usually what happens, once everyone who are now kowtowing to your every whim have gotten their way, they’ll be gone faster than you can say HELLO! Where will you be then?
Napoles to Laguna facility
August 30, 2013 10:11 pm
by Ritchie A. Horario Reporter
Court orders her detention at Fort Santo Domingo
Janet Lim-Napoles will be transferred from the Makati City Jail to Fort Santo Domingo in Santa Rosa, Laguna, which authorities said was a more secure facility.
Judge Elmo Alameda of the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 on Friday decided on Fort Santo Domingo for Napoles’ detention quarters on the recommendation of Director Roberto Fajardo, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group’s chief for the National Capital Region (CIDG-NCR).
Napoles’ lawyer, Lorna Kapunan, had asked the court to detain her client either in Camp Crame or at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City.
But Fajardo said she will be safer in Fort Santo Domingo since it is also the training center of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Special Action Force (SAF).
Napoles, the central figure in the pork barrel scandal, surrendered to President Aquino 3rdin Malacañang Wednesday night, several hours after the President announced a P10-million bounty for her.
She was wanted on charges of illegal detention along with her brother Reynald Lim.
From the presidential palace, Napoles was driven under heavy escort to Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Camp Crame where she was fingerprinted, photographed and given a medical check-up.
On Thursday night she was transferred to the Makati jail.
At the hearing to determine where Napoles will be detained on Friday, state lawyers asked Fajardo if Napoles could be brought to the court if she is in Fort Santo Domingo. Fajardo said it would only take from 45 minutes to an hour to bring Napoles to Makati from Santa Rosa.
“From what I know, since she will implicating a lot of government officials the threat is high,” Fajardo said.
He said they inspected of the Santa Rosa facility where former president Joseph Estrada and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Chairman Nur Misuari were detained.
Fajardo recommended the facility after Makati Jail Warden Chief Insp. Fermin Enriquez admitted he could not assure the safety of Napoles.
Enriquez said the jail only has 117 security staff, 52 of who belong to an augmentation force from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and the PNP.
The jail holds 545 inmates, 104 of them women. It has only 23 female guards, Enriquez said.
Enriquez conceded it was possibility that people out to harm Napoles could pose as visitors to get inside the jail.
Also on Friday, members of Youth Act Now, the broadest anti-pork barrel youth alliance in the country, blew whistles and banged on pots and pans in noise barrages in Metro Manila and various provinces to protest what they said was the “fake surrender” of Napoles and the VIP treatment the government was giving her.
“The Aquino administration is overdoing the theatrics. Mr. President, no one believes your make-believe story about Napoles’ surrender. We are in fact, even more enraged with the fact that one of the country’s top villain is being pampered by top government executives,” Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon said in a statement.
“The youth and the people have again come out today to remind the government that we’re as vigilant as ever, and we’re watching every move the Palace is making,” he said.
The rallies were held in University of the Philippines in Diliman, UP Manila, Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), Taft Avenue, Intramuros, T.M. Kalaw, Morayta and Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City.
As the furor over the pork barrel scam continues, the ruling Liberal Party said President Aquino will not help his allies who will be found liable in the P10-billion Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam that benefited fake nongovernment organizations.
Western Samar Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento, the LP secretary general, expressed the sentiment a day after the United Nationalist Alliance and the Makabayan bloc in the House warned of selective prosecution after Napoles surrendered to President Aquino.
“The President has said so many times that even if it involves his allies, they will be held accountable. If there’s evidence to the allegations on his allies, he won’t protect them. I am sure of that. Those who are liable will have to face the music. This is about letting justice be done, though the heavens may fall,” Sarmiento said.
A Commission on Audit (COA) report pointed to Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Jinggoy Estrada, prominent UNA leaders, as having allocated millions from their PDAF to sham NGOs run by Napoles.
The President also drew flak for turning over Napoles to Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, considering that it was the National Bureau of Investigation that spearheaded the manhunt for her.
Roxas, the LP’s president-on-leave, narrowly lost the vice presidential race in 2010 to Jejomar Binay.
But Sarmiento said the opposition should stop sowing such intrigues because Roxas was only doing his job as DILG secretary.
The Philippine National Police is under DILG jurisdiction.
Religious personalities have also weighed in on Napoles’ surrender.
Father Robert Reyes, know as the “Running Priest,” urged Napoles “not to cover-up” legislators involved in the pork barrel scam, including allies of the administration.
He said if Napoles turns state witness, she will be walking the fine line between speaking the truth and defending the interest of the administration and the politicians aligned with it.
Sister Mary John Mananzan, co-chairperson of the Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines (AMRSP), said Napoles should not become a government witness because “she does not deserve immunity”’
Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo, warned against efforts of the authorities to divert public attention to Napoles’ case instead of dealing with the need to scrap the pork barrel system.
“The real issue here is not about Napoles but about the pork barrel and the lawmakers who are traitors of the country,” Pabillo said.
With reports from Anthony Vargas, Llanesca T. Panti, Robertzon Ramirez and Neil A. Alcober
Posted at 08/30/2013 10:44 AM | Updated as of 08/30/2013 2:13 PM
MANILA – Janet Lim Napoles, the businesswoman alleged to have schemed with several lawmakers to pocket pork barrel funds, slept in an air bed inside her special detention room at the Makati City Jail.
Napoles slept between 2 and 3 a.m. after being transferred to the Makati jail late Thursday evening, sources told radio dzMM.
The Napoles family had to bring in an air bed for Napoles since her room was only furnished with a couch. As of 9:20 a.m., Napoles was still asleep.
The room, which the government said was set up to ensure the security of Napoles, is also equipped with an air-conditioner.
The electricity cost from using the air-conditioner will be shouldered by the Makati City Jail, which is under the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.
Napoles, the 104th female inmate of the Makati City Jail, is being guarded by two Special Action Force (SAF) personnel and two female jail officers.
As of Friday morning, Napoles’ husband Jimmy was still inside the premises of the Makati City Jail.
According to the same source, the Makati City Jail will be serving “Lomi” for breakfast today.
Stir-fried bean sprouts (toge) with tofu and misua soup with patola and chicken will be served for lunch and dinner, respectively.
Napoles camp opposes Makati detention
One of the lawyers of Napoles, Atty. Bettina Zamora, filed an urgent motion for reconsideration, requesting that Napoles be detained instead in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig or Camp Crame.
Another Napoles counsel, Atty. Lorna Kapunan, meanwhile, said they will respect the court’s decision on the motion, saying their priority is the security and safety of Napoles.
“We’re not complaining about the comfort. We are very happy about the security arrangement, ‘yun lang. ‘Yung discomfort niya ay part of surrendering, hindi naman kami makakapili kung saan siya ide-detain basta assured kami at maraming nagbabantay diyan sa loob. Comfort is the least of our worries,” she said.
Napoles was ordered arrested by the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150 for the serious illegal detention charges filed by her distant relative and former assistant, Benhur Luy, who tagged her in the multi-billion peso scam that has rocked the nation.
A case has yet to be filed against Napoles involving the alleged misuse of the pork barrel funds. The government, through the Inter-Agency Anti-Graft Coordinating Council (IAGCC), has launched a probe into the scam.
Napoles has been accused of setting up fake non-government organizations to pocket pork barrel funds from certain lawmakers, who in turn allegedly got huge cuts from the deal with the businesswoman. – report from Dexter Ganibe, dzMM
Aww, I am so proud that we Filipinos are so civilised. We go to such length to make our prisoners to have a lovely time in jail. Wow lomi for breakfast. I have been dreaming of lomi for ages, might go to the shop later and get the ingredients.
Anyway, air-conditioned cell for Janet, lomi for breakfast, chiken with toge for lunch and misua soup for dinner. Indeed a 5***** treatment. Does the prison compound have spa, beauty salon, karaoke bars and shopping centres? ;)LOL
A large number of Filipinos can’t afford lomi for breakfast or toge for lunch and misua for dinner. They make do with drinking copious amount of water and probably stale bread , if they were lucky, from some kind-hearted bakery owners.
Will Janet have a cell of her own? Will she have an around the clock bodyguard? I bet she’ll have doctors and nurses at her beck and call too.
Jail time is not the end of the world then, eh!
It will give Janet time to enhance the script she was probably already been given, she’ll probably think of ways to be economical with the truth. Truth?!!! She’s probably forgotten what in essence is TRUTH, she needs to get reaquainted with the TRUTH. Truth is the antithesis of lies, lies and more lies.
Hold on, now that Janet is temporarily in jail, will we see her in orange jumpsuit? I hope orange is her colour.
Omigod, we would probably see her in youtube soon doing a Miley, twerking, grinding, shaking and simulating every sexual act her way out of jail.
She will twerk but will not talk! 😉
I was wondering why most indigent Filipinos do not get themselves arrested and thrown in jails. It is a cushy set up. Air-conditioned cell and three meals a day. I would advise those OFWs and OFs to come home en masse and let us all go to jail for a sumptuous stay ala Janet Lim Napoles. Noynoy will meet us in Malacanang Palace and give us a nice welcome party ala Janet Lim Napoles, then Noynoy will drive us to jail himself. Good plan, eh?!!!
No more getting up at the crack of dawn to go to work, no more doing menial jobs which are an insult to our skills, abilities and degrees of education. No more kowtowing to strange foreign bosses. No more……
But is there more to our jails that meet the eye?!!
What is the real truth of our average prison blocks?
These above pictures of children sleeping on the cell floor like a pack of sardines show the truth. According to Amnesty International, over 50,000 children in the Philippines have been arrested and detained since 1995.
Torture, rape and other forms of cruel and inhumane treatment are a part of every day life for those children while they’re incarcerated. Most are charged with minor crimes, such as petty theft, sniffing solvents and vagrancy.
Getting information on children in jail is difficult, “No one knows what goes on inside of prisons because no one is allowed in,” Father Cullen said during an interview with the Western Catholic Reporter, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Edmonton.
There was a legislation about juvenile justice which was enacted in 2006 but for most part not being applied. Typical eh!
Children detained in overcrowded cells and uninhabitable conditions: flooded and damp cells with dim light, stifling heat and no fresh air. Many children had skin conditions after being months, even years, in these conditions. Kids covered in ringworm, boils and scabies. There are rampant stench of stale body odor and urine that in the humid environment became unbearable.
Amnesty International stated that Filipino children who come into conflict with the law are often from marginalized groups including street youth, drug users, and those with interrupted education, who have limited access to the family and societal structures meant to protect them.
These children straddle the child and adult worlds and, in some ways, get the worst of each. Even before arrest, children who come into conflict with the law tend to represent the most disadvantaged and marginalized sectors of society.
Many are fleeing difficult home situations, often exacerbated by abuse and poverty and resulting in an interrupted education.
Children in prison are frequently mixed with adult prisoners and sexually abused in the over packed cells. Here eighty to a hundred prisoners squat for 24 hours taking turns at lying down so congested are the small cells. The heat and stench is overpowering, the food is only a few cents a day and disease, malnutrition and tuberculosis are the daily hazard suffered by the children.
Children in jail are at risk of sickness and death from contagious diseases such as TB, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.
Children are often jailed for things such as playing cards on a sidewalk and held there until their family can pay off a bribe to corrupt police.
Nope, it seems Janet Napoles is one lucky Lady. Still cashing in and rolling in the pork barrel scandal and more money to be spent on her from the coffers of the Filipino people as she seemed to have become like a much loved pet sow by authorities!!!
Again one law for the rich and one law for the poor!
Tale of the Two Sisters – Jo Christine & Jeane Napoles
Jo Christine Napoles
The Napoles girls are poles apart in appearance and temperament.
Jo Christine is chubby and looks rather shy and retiring.
Jeane on the other hand is sexy and pretty in a rather horsey way. She actually reminds me of that popular stand-up comedian, Vice Ganda.
Jeane looks confident and likes to have fun, be the centre of attention and would not take “no” for an answer, she gets what she wants, otherwise she will throw a temper tantrum. LOL
Anyway when Toto Causing broke the news about the pork barrel scam, Jeane became an instant cause célèbre. We were aghast that a slip of a girl was busy living the life of Riley on Filipinos’ money. We were almost incandescent with rage that Jeane, despite living in the lap of luxury, looks so blasé about it. Ungrateful bint! LMAO
Jeane’s 21st birthday was celebrated in great style and no expense was spared. It was bongga. She was even indulged in showcasing her fashion designs. I have not heard though of the Jeane Napoles collection being bombarded to the masses. Although she has these celebrity “friends”. I have not seen Blake Lively nor Justin Beiber attired in a Napoles label by way of endorsing a Jeane Napoles Original design following in the footstep of the much sought after Filipina fashion designer, Monique Lhuillier .
Perhaps Jeane is trading under a different name/label? Probably she got a job with Herve Leger!!! That must be it afterall, her mama said Jeane was a magna cum laude, brilliant and artistic to her very fingertips.
Celebrities may have been wearing her designs for at least a couple of years now under a yet to be disclosed label!!! This family is so secretive! LOL
Janet Lim-Napoles has two daughters and yet only one of them is in the brightest of limelights. Is this right? Does Janet play favouritism?!!! Does she love Jeane more that Jo? Why does she indulge her baby girl, Jeane, and not her first daughter Jo? Why is Janet splashing all the money on Jeane and not on Jo?
Is this because Janet is prouder of her younger thinner, taller daughter? Is it because Jeane is the prettier and brainier of the two girls? Is it because Jeane is the bunso girl?
At first glance, we would indeed think that Janet favours Jeane the most. But if we dig a little deeper we would find that Janet loves her two daughters equally. It is just that Jeane and Jo have different ways of going about things.
Jeane is a living breathing shopaholic with a taste of the high life, whilst Jo is calmer and less pre-occupied with her self-image. She has a simpler and more to the point goal in life. She wants to conquer the world or rather the Philippines. 😉
Probably Jo has seen the very profitable and exciting life her mother led, conspiring with the wheeler dealers within the very heart of Philippine Government. Perhaps Jo would like to be in the money too. I hope she actually thought that she will be the one to change the corrupt environment of the Government, thus she had wanted to be in the milieu; in the thick of it. She was trying to do this by making herself indispensable and important enough to be picked by Señeres a suitable representative of the OFWFC into the senate/congress whatever LOL. Whether she would have made a difference or just another leech into the gutter of the Philippine politics, we will never know as her aspirations for office were duly aborted.
Whilst Jeane was being spoilt with expensive designer watches, YSL, Louis Vuitton, Herve Leger, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Manolos, Porsches, just to name a few designer and major brands, Jo chose the more prosaic path of investing in business and properties. Jo is a multimillionaire; she apparently owns buildings, apartments and named as owners of at least two corporations according to preliminary accounting done on the JLN number of businesses.
However, we must not discount that Jeane apparently also owns a suite at the Ritz, that would have cost her (or more specifically, the Filipino people) a few million dollars.
It has now come out that Jo-Christine is into the pork barrel scandal up to her chubby little neck 😉 Allegedly, because of the amount of cheques that were being written, people at JLN, which included Jo, would just sit in the boardroom and just sign cheques after cheques to be paid to the senators, accomplices and bogus NGOs.
Jo-Christine knew what was going on and was a willing participant in the plunder. A case of still water runs deep eh? Like what the Filipino saying “Ang taong walang kibo, nasa loob and kulo”. She was the quiet one compared to chatty and show off Jeane.
The whistleblowers have also confirmed that Jeane Napoles was not directly involved in the PDAF shenanigans. Jeane was out of the country most of the time. What she did was to spend, spend and spend without asking where the money was coming from. All she needed to know was that money was no object!!!
Jeane and Jo are two lucky Filipina lasses with silver spoons, plated with Filipinos’ blood & sweat, stuck firmly into their spoilt little gobs!
But no more, the gravy train has now stopped and all passenger will get off and pay their dues!