Belmonte: Probe on PNoy-Mar-Bong meeting won't fly

by RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 23 2014 05:45 PM | Updated as of Jan 24 2014 01:45 AM

MANILA - House Speaker Sonny Belmonte said Senator Bong Revilla is just trying to muddle the corruption charge against him in connection with the pork barrel scam.

He said he is not optimistic of the resolution filed by ABAKADA party-list Rep. Jonathan dela Cruz seeking to investigate an allegation by Revilla.

In a privilege speech Monday, Revilla said President Benigno Aquino, Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas, and Budget Secretary Butch Abad met with him at the height of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

He said the three appealed to him to vote for the ouster of Corona.

"I don't think it will fly. It's the reality, it won’t," Belmonte said of the planned investigation.