One lawmaker “exchanged” his pork barrel amounting to P6.5 million for a mere P50,000. Another received P30 million in cold cash from Janet Lim Napoles herself a few months before the national elections in 2010. A third one, through his representative, got more than P28 million two months before the polls.
These, among others, were just among the damning revelations contained in the ledger that pork barrel whistle blower Benhur Luy gave to the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, and which had been submitted to the Ombudsman. The ledger, covering the years 2004 to 2010, details amounts that legislators got in exchange for their pork barrel.
If the ledger is to be believed, former Benguet Rep Samuel Dangwa only got P50,000 as kickback for his P6.5 million pork barrel that he allocated to the National Agricultural and Fishery Council in 2004.
The money — given in two tranches on October 4 and Oct 6, 2004 — was reported as received by his staff Carlos Lozada. It was the lowest recorded amount of commission received by a lawmaker under Napoles’ payroll.
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