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  • Highlights
    - Sen. Chiz Escudero requested the body to summon Napoles' husband Jaime to shed light on the family's businesses and source of wealth.
    - Whistleblowers said that Napoles used her domestic staff and relatives to incorporate the bogus non-government organizations. Napoles denies this.
    - Asked by Sen. Alan Cayetano if she has "dealings" with PDAF, Napoles says none.
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    - Santiago asked Napoles to spill the beans before Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, among the respondents in the plunder complaint, orders for her assassination. (Enrile is Santiago's known rival.)
    - Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, presiding over the cross-examination, taught Napoles to say "I invoke my right against self-incrimination" instead of answering "I don't know."
    - Santiago: Is it true that you are close to a certain Catholic congregation? Are you familiar with the Ten Commandments? Are you familiar with the commandment: You shall not steal? Are you familiar with the commandment: You should not tell a lie? And still, with the plunder case against you, you remain and consider yourself to be a devout Catholic? (Napoles says she is aware of the commandment but did not welcome Santiago's questions.)
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    - Napoles categorically denied the existence of the pork mess, saying "Wala pong scam." She added that there is no need for her to become a state witness because there is no scam.
    - Napoles' alibi on her wealth and lifestyle: She has gold, carbon and real estate businesses in Indonesia and the United States.
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    - Janet Lim Napoles denied all of the whistleblowers' statements on her involvement in the P10-billion pork barrel scam.
    - Napoles, however, confirmed that Benhur Luy worked for JLN Corporation.
    - Napoles and lead whistleblower Benhur Luy traded "Hindi ko po alam" and "Nagsisinungaling po siya" at the course of the senators' cross-examination.
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  • The #PDAFProbe has been suspended until further notice. #BlueRibbonPH
    by Senator TG Guingona via twitter edited by Camille Diola 11/7/2013 8:04:03 AM
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