Executive secretary Paquito Ochoa denies what celebrity manager and showbiz writer Lolit Solis claims--that Ochoa is close to Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged brains behind the monumental pork barrel scam. Solis told reporters that "mam Jenny", the monicker given to Janet by showbiz people, is a dear friend of Ochoa.
Ochoa denies every knowing the infamous alleged scammer.
Curiously though, it was Ochoa's "communications consultant" or "PR guy" Brian Yamsuan who brokered or helped facilitate that disastrous meeting between Lim-Napoles and the Inquirer group. It was a monumental mistake which the "expert" unfortunately counseled his client to do. Yamsuan just fed Napoles to the "wolves" (not dogs, have many friends in the Inquirer).
Cut the crap that Napoles is not being given special treatment. For Malacanang, there is simply nothing wrong with escorting Napoles to jail, but there is a wrong commited there if the president failed to consider talking with the whistleblowers first.
What seems to be going on right now is the obvious fact that Pnoy's trusted right hand man, the Executive Secretary, is now the subject of intense attacks. These attacks are being supported by several supporters of the President, even Manny Lopez.
Is there a bigger agenda behind all of these? You bet there is.