MANILA – House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, Jr. and businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles will be arraigned on Friday after the Sandiganbayan upheld its refusal to dismiss a total of 194 criminal cases in connection with the P900-million Malampaya fund scam. In his motion for reconsideration, Andaya, who is accused in 97 cases, insisted that the graft and malverstation charges against him lacked details, such as how the conspiracy was committed, his particular acts in the alleged conspiracy, his specific involvement on the supposed falsification of documents. “To the mind of the court, the above matters need not be specifically alleged in the present informations because an information need only state the ultimate facts, or those facts which the expected evidence will support,” the court said in the resolution promulgated on January 8. The resolution was penned by Presiding Justice and Division Chairperson Amparao Cabotaje-Tang, with the concurrence of Associate Justices Bernelito Fernandez and Lorifel Pahimna. The cases stemmed from the alleged irregular diversion of funds from the Malampaya natural gas project to relief and rehabilitation efforts in areas affected by typhoons Ondoy and Paeng in 2009. Andaya, who was then Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management, allegedly released the funds through the Department of Agrarian Reform. The money supposedly went to bogus non-government organizations controlled by Napoles, who was recently convicted of plunder in connection with the Priority Development Assistance Funds of former senator Bong Revilla.