Revilla asks 'fairness' from SC


Posted at Mar 20 2014 04:52 PM | Updated as of Mar 21 2014 12:53 AM

MANILA - Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. asked the Supreme Court to be fair to him.

This is after the high court resolved not to immediately give him relief from the plunder case before the Office of the Ombudsman.

“Hiling ko lang sa SC, maging patas at magkaron ng proseso sa pagdinig ng kaso,” he said.

The high court had ordered the Ombudsman, the National Bureau of Investigation, lawyer Levito Baligod, and Ombudsman Field Investigation Office to file their comments on his petition within 10 days.

Revilla's petition for a temporary restraining order will be decided thereafter.

Revilla was charged with plunder for allegedly amassing P224.5 million in kickbacks from ghost projects under the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

He allegedly allocated millions of his PDAF to bogus NGOs linked to alleged "pork barrel" brains Janet Lim Napoles.