Manila: “It’s not in crisis. We continue to work. We’ll continue to work,” said Senate President Franklin Drilon, pointing to the fact that senators continued to hold hearings and attend sessions.

“Just watch us as we go to work,” he added.

The Senate President challenged the DOJ to file charges against senators involved in the scam. Some senators bristled at the mention of whistle-blower Benhur Luy’s files detailing their transactions with Janet Lim-Napoles, challenging the Department of Justice to file charges against them.