Janet Napoles surrenders to President Aquino

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By qatarmedic

How it happened

Roxas said authorities fetched Napoles and her husband at an undisclosed but "secured" location before they were brought to Malacanang to talk to the president.

"Kasama ng kaniyang asawa ay sinundo sa isang secured location at dinala sa Malacanang at doon siya hinarap ng pangulo. Bago sila nagharap ng pangulo, chineck ang kaniyang medical situation para masigurong ligtas siya," said Roxas.

Roxas said Aquino then vowed to secure Napoles, amid claims that there are threats to her life.

"Ang interes ng pangulo ay malaman ang buong katotohanan…wala tayong sasantuhin," said Roxas.

Napoles was able to reach the President through presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda, he added.

Social media sites were abuzz with Napoles' sudden surrender. It could be recalled that Monday's successful Luneta protest, spurred by discussions on Facebook and Twitter, called not only for the abolition of the controversial Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) but for Napoles' immediate arrest.

Reynaldo Lim, Napoles' brother, who is also wanted for serious illegal detention charges will soon surrender as well, ABS-CBN newscast Bandila quoted Kapunan as saying.

Businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles was ordered arrested by Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150 last August 14. Napoles has since been unseen and reports that she left the country, or have had plastic surgery floated.

On Wednesday, authorities were checking reports of missing yachts which could have been supposedly used by Napoles to escape.

Napoles made headlines for allegedly orchestrating a massive money-making scheme that involved several lawmakers. The pork barrel scam supposedly diverted PDAF to bogus non-government organizations.

(Copy from Yahoo news)

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