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Napoles lawyer claims she prays ‘2,000 rosaries every day’

The woman who is accused of hatching the intricate P10-billion “pork barrel” scam in her head prays, according to her lawyer, “2,000 rosaries from her heart every day.”

Napoles’ lead counsel, lawyer Stephen David, told reporters his client has been praying 2,000 rosaries even before she found herself the center of the PDAF mess.

It was not clear how Napoles could do that – given that a recitation of one rosary, minus the litanies, would mean, by conservative estimate, 12 minutes, with 1,440 minutes in one day without hitting the bed.

“She’s praying 2,000 rosaries every day. Even then kahit nung wala pa siyang kaso. That’s why until now, every day naman siya nagmimisa eh. (Even when there was no case against her she was like that. That’s why until now, she goes to mass every day),” he told reporters after the bail bearing.

“Yes, 2,000 rosaries a day and several…yung straight from the heart,” David added.

According to the lawyer, Napoles shouldered the education of 200 priests as well as the construction of many churches.

The rosary in her possession, according to the lawyer, was once the personal property of Pope John Paul II, who was recently elevated to sainthood.

After Napoles’ bail hearing Friday at the Sandiganbayan Third Division which is hearing the plunder raps against her, the alleged pork barrel queen proudly showed to media the marble-like rosary that she claimed was given to her by the late pontiff.

“Nung buhay pa siya (When he was still alive),” Napoles answered, when asked by a reporter when she received the item from the Saint Pope.

Napoles is being held at the high-security BJMP building in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City.

  • Cristy Gallano

    The lawyer of Napoles does not know what Rosary praying is. There are 1, 440 minutes in one (1) day. As humans, you can not finish one (1) Rosary in one (1) minute. Teach the Catholics what Rosary praying is. Teach Atty. Stephen David how to pray the Blessed Rosary (if he is a Catholic). Teach Janet Napoles how to pray the Holy Rosary herself.

    • forever pinoy

      Praying is the typically the last “palabas” of people who have exhausted all other means of exonerating themselves from the crime they have committed. The pattern is: before they commit their corruption crime they will set up an elaborate scheme to minimize detection. Then they will seek accomplices in high places and of course offer a big payout. And if despite of all the precautions, they still get caught, the enlist the legal counsel of the best and highest paid lawyer in town to defend them. The lawyer will then search all the legal literature to exonerate his client. Failing this, they will parade in front of the media holding the Rosary and Bible, claiming that GOD is their witness that they have not committed the crime. Touche! If GOD can only testify in the witness stand maybe the government would not need to spend money for the witness protection program.
      For those crooks who use prayer to exonerate themselves, I just wanted to say that “You lie loudest when you lie to yourselves.”
      I believe that although GOD cannot be in the witness stand, GOD in His almighty power can redress any wrong that has been done.

      • Cristy Gallano

        AMEN

  • Cristy Gallano

    The lawyer of Napoles does not know what Rosary praying is. There are 1, 440 minutes in one (1) day. As humans, you can not finish one (1) Rosary in one (1) minute. Teach the Catholics what Rosary praying is. Teach Atty. Stephen David how to pray the Blessed Rosary (if he is a Catholic). Teach Janet Napoles how to pray the Holy Rosary herself.

  • estipona

    Bago ka mag-rosary, ikaw ba ay nagsisisi na sa iyong mga kasalanan at ito ay ikinumpisal mo na kay Diyos . at bilang tanda sa iyong pagsisisi, naibalik muna ba ang lahat na pera mong ninakaw at nagsabi ka na ng totoo kung sinu-sino ang kasama sa pagnanakaw para mailabas na lahat at maibalik na ang pera na ninakaw. pag-hindi pa. huwag ka muna mag-rosary kahit isa. prayer without repentance is nothing hanggang dingding lang.

  • jak_amo

    kagagahan yang painaggagawa ni napoles…sana ay ibigti ng DIYOS ang rosaryo sa kanya…may sakit na yan…

  • XymonSez

    That is 1.38min/rosary in 24 hrs = 2000 rosaries per day without sleeping or eating or going to the bathroom…several of it is straight from the heart…its either that dumb lawyer (does not know arithmetic) is a lier or napoles or both!!! lying and using religion as dumb excuse. I just wonder how stupid people with such low IQ amass billions of taxpayer’s money from government.

    • estipona

      Ang rosary niya ay ganito sa pagdating sa hail mary,sasabihin lang niya na pareho lang-pareho lang or copy and paste para madali.

  • manks

    Ano cia .72 minute ang isang rosary nia? ULOL mo! ! !

    • estipona

      sasabi lang na “pareho lang-pareho lang-pareho lang- tapos kaagad wala pang 1 minuto. pwede rin ang isang rosario -pareho lang sa isang rosario at sa isang rosario sasabihin lang -pareho lang tapos kaagad.

  • Jack

    ‘ straight from the heart ‘… but minds to the devil !

  • allan lacson

    Mrs. Napoles does not need rosary. What she need is to return the money she stole from the government.