From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On Court of Appeals acquitting Janet Napoles

The Court of Appeals acquitting Ms. Janet Napoles involves her illegal detention case. It has no direct impact on her Janet Napoles cases.

Government is clear that there is no policy shift on how we deal with Napoles. Neither there is an agreement forged between the Duterte administration and Napoles.

President Duterte has repeatedly asserted the independence of the three branches of government. He has vowed not to interfere with the decisions of the judiciary or legislature, and assures the people that he will respect and not influence the results of their decision.

The tri-partite separation of powers will be strictly observed under this administration.