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Manila solon files perjury case vs Napoles

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MANILA -- The alleged pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles will face other criminal charges.
This after Manila Rep. Amado Bagatsing filed perjury charges against Napoles for involving him in the pork barrel scam.
Bagatsing filed the case before 4th Assistant City Prosecutor Benjamin Vermug Jr. after Napoles included his name in her 32-page sworn statement along with those involved in the pork scam, which was submitted to the Senate.
In his two-page complaint, Bagatsing said he could not have implemented a project involving the use of PDAF in 2007 as he assumed his position as congressman on June 30, 2007 and the first PDAF allocated to his district was released by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) through the Land Bank of the Philippines only on January 2, 2008.
Bagatsing said he filed the complaint in Makati since Napoles signed and executed a sworn statement at the Ospital ng Makati (OsMak).
Napoles was confined at the OsMak for almost two months for the treatment of a cyst in her uterus and was brought back to Fort Sto. Domingo in Sta. Rosa, Laguna last May 29, after Judge Elmo Alameda of the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150 ordered her return.
Napoles is facing illegal detention charges filed by pork scam whistleblower Benhur Luy, her cousin and former employee.
Bagatsing said all documents linking him to the project of the Technology Resource Center (TRC) as the implementing agency of Napoles’ Masaganang Ani Foundation, are all fictitious with his forged signatures and falsified letterheads. Napoles mentioned a certain “Mina Nieva,” said to be daughter of late Manila Rep. Ernesto Nieva, as the one who received the 40 percent rebate for Bagatsing, under a project of TRC funded from his PDAF worth P1 million in 2007.
Bagatsing denied having known Nieva and said that she (Nieva) has already executed a sworn statement denying any involvement with him or Napoles with regards to the misuse of PDAF.
”I can prove beyond any shadow of doubt that I am innocent. I have concrete evidence to show that I did not misuse any allocation of the priority,” Bagatsing said, who is an incumbent congressman in the 16th Congress serving his sixth term as a representative of the 5th District of Manila from 2013 up to 2016.
Bagatsing added that he will file a civil case against Napoles in the coming days after implicating him in the pork scam.
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