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Air-conditioned cell for Janet

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) assured the public yesterday that Janet Lim Napoles will be treated just like any other inmate even as she has been given a solitary air-conditioned room due to security concerns.

BJMP National Capital Region (NCR) Director Senior Supt. Romeo Vio said that Napoles should expect no special treatment from them, but they can guarantee her security.

He even instructed Makati City Female Dorm wardress Inspector Brenda Paglalunan to detail ad ditional personnel for Napoles for security reasons.

“She will be treated the same as other inmate, pero magdadagdag lang when it comes to security,“ he assured.

A lot of people have cried foul over the alleged special treatment given to Napoles. Many are dubious over her surrender, calling it scripted and fake.

Netizens were outraged all the more when the President himself gave her a ride to Camp Crame.

The government, for its part, has tried its best to dissuade the opinions of people.

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas earlier said that the government should not let its pride get in the way of Napoles’ surrender.

He defended Aquino’s actions as “reasonable,“ saying that the only thing that the public should believe is that Aquino is taking Napoles’ surrender very seriously, and that whatever evidence they will get from her will be put to light. (Czarina Nicole O. Ong)