Napoles Acquittal Might Lead to Re-Opening of Pork Barrel Scam Investigation

Though alleged mastermind Janet Napoles remains in jail on plunder charges, there’s a chance that she might be used to go after allies of former president Benigno Aquino III by implicating them in the pork barrel scandal. President Rodrigo Duterte already said last year that he wants the investigation re-opened, and his justice secretary added that Sen. Leila de Lima, who served as justice secretary during Aquino’s term, buried…

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