MANILA - Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind behind the P10 billion (S$288 million) pork barrel scam, owns an estimated 3,000 square metres of "lawn and estate lots" in the upscale Heritage Park in Taguig City, according to an insider privy to the sale of the lots.
It was at the Heritage memorial park that Napoles, who is now detained at a police training camp in Laguna, surrendered President Aquino III's spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, last August 28.
"The lots were under different names, but it was Ms Napoles who paid for 200 lawn lots and eight family estate lots,'' said the source, who spoke to the Philippine Daily Inquirer on condition of anonymity.
"She bought all the adjacent lots of her mother's mausoleum because, she said, she wants space for catering and tents when they celebrate the death anniversary, birthday and All Souls Day of her mother," the source said.
The source said the Lim mausoleum was where Magdalena Luy Lim, the mother of Napoles, is buried.
"It is complete with the amenities and furnishings of a high-end condominium unit," the source added.
The two-story dark grey mausoleum became a "tourist spot" after news about Napoles came out, the source added.
"Madami nagpapicture [A lot of people have had their pictures taken], especially now," the source said.