Whistleblower details Malampaya funds scam activities
Pork barrel scam whistleblower Merlina Suñas said Janet Lim-Napoles took part of the government's 60% commission from the Malampaya Gas Projects' funds, reported 24 Oras on Friday.
According to Suñas, the money laid out for Ondoy and Pepeng victims, renewable energy projects, and other presidential projects were funneled through one of Napoles' fake NGOs.
The process was done through faking letterheads and signatures of various mayors. These were put on letter requests issued by JLN Corporation, one of Napoles' NGOs. They were the addressed to former Department of Agriculture (DAR) Secretary Nasser Pangandaman, who has yet to respond to GMA News' requests for a statement.
Once the papers were received by DAR, a check was issued to the dummy NGO, the money from which is either stored in JLN's account or sent to the corporation's office. The money then was transferred directly to Napoles' accounts, after commissions to their conspirators in DAR were sent.
After two or three months of the the transaction, Suñas, the former president an NGO of Napoles, prepared liquidation papers, despite not having real projects, with imaginary beneficiaries.
Suñas said that after the operations happened, 97 mayoral signatures were forged.
“Pero ang payments po, hindi sabay-sabay po yun. Nangyari po is three batch of payments yan,” said Suñas.
The Malampaya Gas Project gave $1.1 B or P47 B in royalties to the government this year alone. The Energy Department, in joint ventures with Shell, Chevron, and the Philippine National Oil Company, earns 40% from the project.
Napoles' camp has repeatedly denied being involved in the pork barrel scam and the Malampaya fund scam. DAR meanwhile has ensured that they will fully cooperate with the Department of Justice's investigation. — Marc Jayson Cayabyab/ELR, GMA News