The three senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada, and Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr. is facing a new plunder case filed by the Field Investigation Office (FIO) of the Office of the Ombudsman.
According to the source Philippine Entertainment Portal quoting the article from PhilStar.com, the new plunder case filed by the FIO dated November 19, 2013 is a separate plunder case filed by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on September.
Investigator of the Office of the Ombudsman recommends charging the three senators mentioned above and some other government employees and officials of non-government organizations (NGOs) involved in the multi-billion PDAF scam.
The said plunder case is linked to the P10-billion Pork-Barrel scam.
According to the whistleblower Benhur Luy the three senators received kickback money from the NGO funds through Janet Lim-Napoles, and the said funds is coming from the Priority Development Funds (PDAF).
The affidavit submitted by the whistleblower revealed that the three senators received the fallowing amount: Senator Revilla P224.5 million, Senator Estrada P183.79-million and Senator Enrile P172.8-million.
The office of the Ombudsman said that there are some other unnamed government officials facing “administrative case, charges of serious dishonestly, grave misconduct, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service.”
The three senators will also be facing administrative case, but it will be through to the jurisdiction of Senate Ethics Committee.