Revilla ac­quit­ted of plun­der charge

Gulf Times - - PHILIPPINES -

The Sandi­gan­bayan yes­ter­day ac­quit­ted for­mer se­na­tor Ra­mon “Bong” Revilla of plun­der charges in con­nec­tion with the Pri­or­ity Devel­op­ment As­sis­tance Fund (PDAF) or pork bar­rel scam.

The court’s First Divi­sion how­ever con­victed Janet LimNapoles and Richard Cambe and sen­tenced them to reclu­sion per­petua.

As­so­ciate Jus­tices Geral­dine Faith Econg, Edgardo Cal­dona, and Ge­orgina Hi­dalgo voted for ac­quit­tal. As­so­ciate Jus­tice Efren de la Cruz, who leads the First Divi­sion, and As­so­ciate Jus­tice Ma. Theresa Dolores Gomez-Es­toesta dis­sented.

Revilla was ac­cused of al­lo­cat­ing P224mn from his ‘pork bar­rel’ to non-gov­ern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tions owned or con­trolled by Janet Lim-Napoles.

Revilla: ac­quit­tal

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