Businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles has been ordered arrested for alleged serious detention, reports say Wednesday.
Reports quoting Justice Secretary Leila de lima said National Bureau of Investigation agents are set to arrest Napoles for supposed illegal detention of Benhur Luy, the whistle-blower of the P10-million pork barrel fund scam. Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150 reportedly issued the arrest warrant.
Also ordered arrested was Napoles' brother Reynald “Jojo” Lim.
Napoles and her brother cannot post bail, the report added.
Napoles has recently made headlines for allegedly orchestrating the massive money-making scheme that involved several lawmakers. The pork barrel scam supposedly diverted funds from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to bogus non-government organizations.
The Philippines on Saturday shot back at Beijing's criticism of its activities in the South China Sea, saying they were "in no way comparable to China's massive reclamation activities" in the waters. It also said accusations that Manila was being "hypocritical" would not distract people from Beijing's own actions which were raising regional tensions. "The Philippines' possible undertaking of necessary maintenance and repairs on its existing facilities in the West Philippine Sea... is in no …