Sandiganbayan clears Bong Revilla of pork barrel scam case

Sandiganbayan clears Bong Revilla of pork barrel scam case

- After four years, the Sandiganbayan finally had their decision regarding the case of Bong Revilla

- The court found Revilla “not guilty” of his plunder charge

- However, he has to give back P124 million to the Philippine treasury

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The Sandiganbayan acquitted former Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. of his plunder case in relation with the alleged pork barrel scam. KAMI learned that Sandigan’s special first division found Revilla “not guilty” of kickbacking P224.5 million worth of Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel as reported by GMA News.

KAMI brings this news to the readers to enlighten about the four-year-long plunder case regarding the pork barrel scam which included three former Philippine senators such as Revilla, Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile.

Revilla also thanked those who supported and prayed for him.

In a report by Rappler, the anti-graft court ordered Revilla to give back P124 million to the Philippine treasury. However, Revilla still has a separate PDAF graft cases as reported by ABS-CBN News.

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However, as reported by Inquirer, pork barrel queen Janet Lim-Napoles and lawyer Richard Cambe were found "guilty" by the court.

Revilla was detained for four years in Camp Crame. However, Enrile and Estrada were first released before him. Revilla is known as an actor before he ventured into politics.

As previously reported by KAMI, Revilla filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) as a Senatorial candidate for mid-term polls in 2019. His wife, Lani Mercado along with their sons filed the COC at the Comelec office on behalf of Revilla.

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