Senate Invokes Right Against Self Incrimination – Cancels Napoles Testimony

JanetLim-NapolesMANILA, Philippines — The Senate of the Philippines unanimously voted to cancel the scheduled Nov. 7 appearance and testimony of Janet Lim Napoles, during an impromptu closed-door caucus held last night.

Several unconfirmed sources said that it was Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile and Senator Jinggoy Estrada who called for the meeting that was attended by all members of the senate. Both senators have previously agreed to inhibit themselves from the hearing.

Invoking their right against self incrimination, Jinggoy Estrada was quoted as saying that “Senators might get carried away with their questioning and inadvertently incriminate their fellow senators or worst, incriminate themselves. To which Enrile, Revilla, as well as other unnamed senators who has yet to face charges from the Ombudsman, all agreed to.

Kung si Napoles nga puwedeng i-invoke ang right niya against self incrimination, tayo pa kayang mga senador (If Napoles can invoke her right against self incrimination, what more for us senators)?” said Enrile.

Sources privy to the closed-door meeting noticed other senators slyly agreeing to the motion, but trying their best to keep a poker face.

Another senator expressed fear that Napoles might forget that she’s in the senate building and not in a private, secluded place and might start feeling comfy in the presence of the senators.

Mamaya biglang kamustahin niya ang mga pamilya natin on national TV (She might ask how our families are doing on national TV)!”

Another agreed saying, “You’re right! We might carelessly and accidentally answer her: ‘Ok lang naman si Misis at yung inaanak mo. Ikaw, kamusta na yung cute mong asong si Fifi?”

Estrada also expressed concern that the alleged mastermind of the P10 billion pork barrel scam might address his colleagues on a first-name basis  or worst, via their nicknames.

Lagot tayo when she starts calling you ‘Greggy’, ‘Pareng Vicente’, ‘Mr. Backdoor, or ‘Mars Loren’,” while pointing at his colleagues in a ‘you-you-you-and-you manner’.

That’s when all of them unanimously voted to cancel Napoles’ scheduled appearance and testimony.

Mukhang nakahingang malalim yung isang senator na hindi ko papangalanan (One senator who I shall not name looked like he heaved a sigh of relief),” said our source. “Let’s just call him Frankenstein, tutal malapit na ang Halloween.”

Other senators expressed concern about public outrage in case the testimony does not push through, to which Enrile suggested that Napoles could feign sick, in order for the senate to save face.

“This is a tried-and-tested method,” one female senator was quoted as saying. “Filipinos would still fall for it.”

Alam mo naman ang Pinoy, makalimutin, lalong-lalo na at papalapit na ang pasko (You know how Filipinos are. Forgetful and short-attention-spanned, especially with Christmas fast approaching),” she added.

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25 thoughts on “Senate Invokes Right Against Self Incrimination – Cancels Napoles Testimony

  1. Right of self-incrimination also levels up with political rights of self preservation or protection and harm for the other side of the table. See the difference? If Napoles mentions names of setting politicians and/or unseated ones, that will be the “END OF POLITICAL (DYNASTY)” or dynamisms in the PHILIPPINES. Both houses will be empty and also the end of the latest republic as they call it. “SEE THE RAMIFICATIONS?”

  2. kung yung sa kaso ng wlang kwentang artista na di dapat nila imbestigahan,,personal na nila yun,,kung anong kababuyan ginawa nila sa buhay nila,,plagay ko kilala nyo ang mga asrtista na yun,ginawan ng hearing sa senado,,walang paki alam ang publiko dun,tsismis lang makakalap ng taong bayan..ITONG KAY NAPOLES,,BANSANG PILIPINAS !!!! ANG NALOKO DITO,,KASABWAT!!!! MGA KAGALANGGALANG KUNONG MGA LINGKOD ng BAYAN..BAKIT??? nila itatago sa PUBLIKO ANG MGA KAGANAPAN,,BAKEEETTTTT????????..walang pinag kaiba yan sa kasong PLUNDER !!! NI ERAP,,,dahil ba si ERAP lang ang sangkop ??..dapat parehas ang laban,,KABAN din ng BAYAN,,PERA din ng MAMAMAYAN ang NINAKAW dito…

  3. pinapaikot na tayong lahat sa kaso… senators conduction invetigations sa kapwa nila senador! malaking pagkakamali dapat sa korte was sa senado. Agree ba kayo sa akin? Siyempre protektahan nila ang image ng senado. Dapat talaga sa Korte kung saan ang nakaupo si Corona… hahaha…

  4. kayang kaya paikutin ni Enrile ang mga Senador. parang mga walang sariling paninindigan. kung wala kayong kasalanan bakit kayo natatakot sa pagharap ni napoles.

  5. Why o why? Bakit, hindi pa ba natatapos ang inihahanda nilang script….ano, patatagalin ng patatagalin para maihanda ng ayos ang mga palusot ng mga sangkot?

  6. mag rebulusyon nalang tayo, para matira ang matibay at marami na nagugutom! like me, kahit papano nagbabayad akon ng buwis! tapos ninanakaw lang pala and didn’t know that, till this mess was blow-out in a GREAT MAGNITUTE, NAKAKAHIYA! FILIPINO BA KAYO!!!

    • ITS HIGH TIME FOR FILIPINOS REVOLT. THEY HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES WHICH IS THE PEOPLE THE NATION, THE ARMY THAT IS THE PEOPLES PROTECTOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES SHOULD ARREST ESTRADA WHEN HE RETURN. KEEP HIM IN CUSTODY UNTIL TRIED. THE ARMY SHOULD PROTECT NAPOLES SO SHE COULD EXPOSED THE GUTS OF ALL THE CROOKES. THE ARMY HAS A LOT MORE AT STAKES DUE THE THEIR DUTIES TO THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, AND TO THE PEOPLE, THE ARMY SALARIES COME FROM TAXES PAID. THE ARMY NAVY AND AIR FORCE SWEAR THAT THEY WILL PROTECT THE PEOPLE AND THE REPUBLIC. THIS IS THE TIME FOR THE CHIEF OF STAFF TO TAKE ACTIONS AND LEADS THE ENTIRE ARMED FORCES TO CLEAN UP ON THE GOVERNMENT LAWMAKERS. THEY CALL THEMSELVES THE LAWMAKER AND ALSO BREAK THE LAWS THEY SWEAR TO PROTECT. ASK THE PRESIDENT NOYNOY TO ARREST EVERYONE POINTED BY NAPOLES AS PART OF THEIR SKIM FOR A LONG LONG TIME. PEOPLE OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES DO NOT DO ANYTHING IN YOUR OWN HANDS, WE HAVE THE PNP, AND THE ARMED FORCES TO SECURE, AND ARREST EVERY CONCEIVABLE CORRUPT, AND CROOKED POLITICIANS, AND LYING, UNDER OATH OF THEIR OFFICE. LET THEM EXECUTE “THE CHIEF OF STAFF” THE LAW OF THE LAND. ANY LAWMAKERS THEY CAN ARREST IF COMMITTED A CRIME TO THE PEOPLE OF THE REPUBLIC. NO ONE SHOULD BE TIRED WITHOUT MERIT, BUT THE ARMED FORCES CAN DETAIN ANYONE AS PROBABLE CAUSE. THEN THEY CAN POST BAIL DEPENDS ON THE JUDGES IT COULD BE SMALL OR A HEFTY ONE. WE HAVE LAWS IN THE BOOKS, LETS USE THEM AS GUIDING LIGHT TO THESE DIFFICULT TIMES.

  7. This is the funniest satire I’ve read, so far, in this NAFOOLISH BODAVILLE ! In the end WAEFEK lahat yan….maging sikat na radio personality pa yan si Janet Napoles…unang guest niya si Enrile at Noynoy, both on wheelchairs ! bwaaaaaaa !

  8. Mga UGOK, Satire nga itong article na ito. ang magalit, mapikon at magwala ay ENGOT. Lalu ka na Benedicto Manuel, ikaw ang nakakahiya, ang laki ng notice na SATIRE ang sinulat pa-galit epek ka pa, BOPOLS!

  9. I really hope that Filipinos do something now, its the chance for change, its nauseating to think that the people we voted to protect and defend our rights are the ones stealing money intended to make filipino lives better…well, karma will eventually work its way, watch!!!!! Filipinos are very smart and intelligent people, but because of corruption, they are not given the chance for a good education. It’s too obvious, these people are guilty of robbing the filipinos of a brighter future. Please don’t let then get away with their crimes!!

  10. Noon atat na atat silang paharapin ang JLN sa senado, ngaun binahag ang mga buntot nila. Dapat palaban talaga si JLN, isama nya lahat sa kulungan di ya nagawa kung walang kalasag ng mga nasa senado, congresista at mga mataas na pinuno ng mga GOCC.

  11. really funny, but there are some truth to it. I imagine this line of questioning from one senator, ” per Luy’s logbook, it is stated here that 100 million was my share, In my recollection if my senile mind does not fail me, how come you only gave me 90 million on that day”

  12. If our honorable senators unanimously voted to cancel Ms. Napoles’ testimony, they are equivalently saying that they are guilty as hell! To hell with the Senate! Let us just abolish it, save good money, and send it to the Bohol earthquake victims, who will have better use for it. In the meantime, let Ms. Napoles turn state witness so she can really spill the beans! I maintain her guilt is so much less than the honorable senators, because the latter took a sacred oath to uphold the Constitution and work for the welfare of the people. Napoles did not. She was just a shrewd businesswoman, who took advantage of legal loopholes and made money for herself. Of course this does not condone her evil acts, but definitely our honorable senators have lost all their honor and should resign collectively!

  13. We elected them into office. By 2016, let’s vote for those who will really work for the welfare of the people. Let us make it our advocacy to promote good governance and transparency in government transactions. Let these people know we are watching them!

  14. I love your satirical stories, like Estrada’s arrests in San Francisco. Hope, that one will come true, not in USA but here in the Philippines. Keep it up.

  15. Even light-hearted satire has a serious “after-taste”: the organizers of the Ig Nobel Prize describe this as “first make people laugh, and then make them think”.

    – Wikipedia

    bakit kanyo? because, sabi nga ni Lung Kaw, there’s some truth to it. ngaun, ung mga tangang nagsasabi na satire lang to at “nafoolish” lahat ng nagbasa, malamang wala kang alam sa issue kaya manahimik ka na lang. ituloy mo na lang yang pagdodota mo.

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