Timeline of Janet Napoles Surrender Released by the Palace (Video Report)

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.

Janet Napoles

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

12:37 pm: Lacierda calls Napoles’ lawyer Attorney Lorna Kapunan after seeing a crawler on the ABS-CBN News Channel quoting Kapunan that her client is willing to surrender.
Around 2 pm: After the Gawad Apolinario Mabini awarding rite at the Palace, Lacierda sees President Aquino to inform him of the development. Aquino tells Lacierda, “Ang dami nating leads. there were leads of this and that. So this is just another lead. ‘Pag bumalik na siya, let me know.”
4:06 pm: Kapunan calls back and said her client was willing to surrender and that her only request was that her safety be secured. By that time, President Aquino had already talked to Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas about Napoles’ possible surrender.
6:50 pm: Lacierda leaves the Palace to have dinner together with Usec. Abigail Valte and Usec. Manolo Quezon. Kapunan calls Lacierda and tells him to meet her at White Space, an events venue in Pasong Tamo, Makati.

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:

ABS-CBN Reports Janet Napoles Surrender

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