After skipping his first day listening to, former Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. appeared for the primary time in his plunder trial on the Sandiganbayan First Division on Thursday (June 29).
“Nalulungkot ako dahil medyo matagal pa. Pero wala tayong magagawa,” mentioned Revilla who bought indicted in June 2014.
Revilla proceed to insist the hundreds of thousands in his financial institution accounts are his earnings as a film star and by no means included kickbacks as alleged in his involvement within the pork barrel rip-off.
Revilla did not attend the primary day listening to of his plunder trial on June 22 earlier than the Sandiganbayan First Division the primary day after being confined on the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Taguig City on June 20.
The former lawmaker had visited his ailing father, former Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr., on the similar hospital on June 20 however the youthful Revilla when he arrived “complained of difficulty in breathing and dizziness.”
The youthful Revilla was subsequently identified with hypertension, dyslipidemia and hyperuricemia.
Revilla has been charged with plunder and 16 counts of graft in connection to the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) rip-off.
Under the charges, Revilla is accused of getting amassed P242 million in kickbacks from his co-accused, pork barrel rip-off brains Janet Lim Napoles, in alternate for selecting her non-government organizations to implement ghost initiatives funded by his PDAF.