According to DOJ Secretary Leila de Lima, the National Bureau of Investigation is still verifying the documents especially those with alleged forged signatures.
“Naniniguro lang talaga tayo. We don’t want that na maapektuhan or madilute ‘yung mga kaso na yan dahil mahaluan ng mahina-hina na kaso,” De Lima said.
Whistleblowers of the pork barrel scam are admitted to have forged various documents. Still, the problem lies with the said forging of other documents related to the third batch.
“May mga dokumento na admitted to be forged for example the liquidation papers. Pero ‘yung endorsement ng lawmakers, unless there is a good explanation that is expected to be genuine,” she said.
Thirty-three lawmakers, including former Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon, composed the second batch of respondents charged by the DOJ before the Ombudsman in November 2013 in connection with the scam. —Andrei Medina/NB, GMA News