Press Release
May 10, 2017

Turning Napoles into State Witness: Glorifying a Villain
Statement of Senator Risa Hontiveros

Turning pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles into a state witness is a travesty of justice. It is glorifying a villain as a hero. Napoles is not a hero. She is a criminal mastermind who orchestrated one of the biggest multi-billion scams in recent history.

But beyond this, I am afraid that the plan to turn Napoles into a state witness is an attempt to turn her into a political weapon to harass members of the political opposition. The Duterte government must not sacrifice the people's pursuit for truth and justice to serve its lust for political vindictiveness.

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