GMA News has obtained a photo of the piece of paper that Vice Mayor Nova Parojinog-Echavez had attempted to swallow during a bloody search at her family's home last Sunday.
The paper showed expenses for hundreds of thousands of pesos scribbled by pen.
The words 'COA Dress', 'Dept. Heads', and 'Additional Food (pack lunch) for schools' could be read in the inscriptions.
Ozamiz City police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido earlier said it was a drug transaction list.
Parojinog's legal counsel Ferdinand Topacio said his client could explain the item in court.
"May konteksto ang kabanata na 'yan at dapat ipaliwanag ang konteksto, pero naipaliwanag po sa amin 'yan ng aming kliyente" Topacio said.
Nova Princess and her brother Reynaldo Jr., have been brought to Camp Crame are facing charges for violation of Section 11 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act (possession of dangerous drugs) and Section 21 of the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act (acquisition or purchase and sale of firearms and ammunition).
They were also charged for violating Section 3-A of Republic Act 9516 or "unlawful manufacture, sales, acquisition, disposition, importation or possession of a part, ingredient, machinery, tool or instrument used or intended to be used for the manufacture, construction, assembly, delivery or detonation."
A pre-dawn raid last Sunday led to the death of 16 individuals at the Parojinog home. Among those killed were Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog; his wife, Susan; and his brother, Provincial Board Member Octavio Parojinog; and sister Mona. His nephew Daryl later died because of injuries. —Margaret Claire Layug/JST, GMA News