"There are now teams of the field investigation office working on a number of lawmakers who are part of the 180 plus over and above those who had already been charged," said De Lima, who chairs the IAAGCC with Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales.
She said she was hesitant to announce the IAAGCC moves but had to do so to "allay apprehensions and disabuse the minds of some" that the government was focused only on investigating Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr.
The IAAGCC has a mandate to investigate nongovernment organizations (NGOs) outside the influence of Napoles.
"The President tasked the IAAGCC to investigate the 2007-2009 special audit report.
probe will be separate from the inquiry being conducted by the Ombudsman, the Department of Justice and the National Bureau of Investigation into the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam allegedly masterminded by businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, who has disappeared.
MANILA -- The Inter-Agency Anti-Graft Coordinating Council (IAAGCC) is to start its own investigation into the alleged misuse of congressional pork barrel funds and will file appropriate charges against any perpetrators if the evidence so warrants.
The IAAGCC was formed in 1999 to formulate and develop concerted techniques and strategies in the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of graft cases.