- Former senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr. was allowed to spend several hours at home on Christmas Eve
- Court only permitted Revilla to spend 10 hours at home
- Revilla’s former aid Richard Cambe was also allowed to visit his family
Former senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr. has asked the court on Dec. 12 to allow him to spend the holiday season with his family at home. Unfortunately, the 51-year-old veteran actor was only permitted to spend 10 hours at his Cavite residence on Christmas Eve.
Based on what KAMI learned, Revilla was permitted to leave the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame for 10 hours — from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 24. GMA News added that the grant came after the Sandiganbayan First Division “partially” approved Revilla’s request to celebrate the Christmas season with his family.
According to Inquirer, Revilla spend the Christmas Eve with his family at his residence in Bacoor City, Cavite. Apart from Revilla, his former aide, Richard Cambe, was also allowed to visit his family.
Cambe reportedly stayed at his brother’s house in Imus, Cavite. The court also grant him the permission to undergo a dental checkup while he is outside the custodial center.
The court, however, ordered Revilla and Cambe to shoulder the PNP’s expenses for their security measures and personal escorts. The PNP security detail will also supervise Revilla, Cambe and their companions’ “use of any means of communication or electronic gadgets.”
Media interviews, however, are strictly prohibited. Meanwhile, Revilla’s 10-hour furlough was much shorter compared to the actor’s initial request of 33 hours from Dec. 24 to 25 and Dec. 31 to Jan. 1.
Both Revilla and Cambe were charged with graft and plunder due to their apparent involvement in the controversial pork barrel or Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam in 2014, KAMI previously reported.
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