"As to Estrada's Priority Development Assistance Fund
allocation, he could be the central figure, considering that none of the transactions could ever be initiated and facilitated without his initial decision to proceed," said the Sandiganbayan's resolution which was released on Friday night, but implemented on Saturday, when Estrada posted his bail.
While Napoles and Cambe were convicted, their co-accused Revilla was acquitted by the Sandiganbayan because the prosecution failed to establish beyond reasonable doubt that he received kickbacks from his priority development assistance fund
Also known as the Priority Development Assistance Fund
(PDAF), the 'pork barrel' was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court (SC) in 2013.
This, after he was acquitted of plunder by the Sandiganbayan over the multi-billion peso Priority Development Assistance Fund
(PDAF) or "pork barrel" fund scam.
He is accused of receiving P224.5-million worth of kickbacks from alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles in exchange for allocating his Priority Development Assistance Fund
or pork barrel to the latter's supposed fake non-government organizations.
Napoles, who was convicted of plunder in December last year in connection with the Priority Development Assistance Fund
scam case of Sen.
Revilla is facing one plunder charge and 16 counts of graft because of the reported misuse of his priority development assistance fund
(PDAF), which he allegedly endorsed to the bogus non-government organizations (NGOs) owned by Janet Lim Napoles in exchange for kickbacks amounting to P224,512,500.
Aurelio Umali and six others for the alleged misuse of P15 million from Umali's Priority Development Assistance Fund
(PDAF) allocation in 2005.
Rolex Suplico has been charged with graft before the Sandiganbayan due to his alleged involvement in the priority development assistance fund
The anti-graft court is all set to decide on whether to give Revilla a guilty or not guilty ruling on his plunder charge in relation to the priority development assistance fund
He was also charged with graft and malversation in connection with the alleged misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund
or pork barrel of former Misamis Occidental congresswoman Marina Clarete.
The Priority Development Assistance Fund
or PDAF was mostly used for government projects to gain the admiration of the citizens in order to win votes.