The Philippines Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda confirmed through the media that he was the first to learn about the possible surrender of the controversial businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles on Wednesday, August 28, 2013.
Photo by Rodolfo Manabat, Malacañang Photo Bureau
Here’s the compelete timeline of events leading to Janet Napoles surrender:
10:48 am: President Aquino announces P10 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Janet Napoles
8:06 pm: The three arrive at Heritage Park where they stay until 9:08 p.m. During that time, Mr. Napoles keeps calling and texting someone on the phone.
9:08 pm: Two women arrive – one of whom is Mrs. Napoles. Lacierda says the second woman was an (–foul word(s) removed–)istant who was carrying Mrs. Napoles’ things.
9:37 pm: The group arrives in Malacañang where they undergo security checks. Mrs. Napoles also undergoes a medical checkup.
Janet Napoles talks to Pres. Aquino, PNP Chief Alan Purisima, Executive Sec. Jojo Ochoa, Sec. Rene Almendras, Sec. Mar Roxas, Sec. Ramon Carandang, Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte and USec. Manolo Quezon for about 10 minutes.
Pres. Aquino says that he already gave instructions to Roxas and Purisim to (–foul word(s) removed–)ure Napoles’ safety. Janet Napoles is then brought to Camp Crame together with Lacierda, Roxas, Almendras, Mr. Napoles, Janet Napoles (–foul word(s) removed–)istant and Atty. Kapunan.
Watch the video report of Napoles surrender: