MANILA - Despite pronouncements he is ready to voluntarily surrender and face trial for plunder and graft charges in connection with the "pork barrel" scam, embattled Senator Bong Revilla urged the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday to halt the proceedings against him before the Sandiganbayan.
In a 78-page petition, Revilla urged the high court to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) and/or writ of preliminary injunction to prevent the Sandiganbayan from hearing the cases against him, and prevent the Office of the Ombudsman from taking further actions in prosecuting him.
This is the third petition the senator has filed before the SC.
Ultimately, Revilla urged the high court to reverse and annul the Ombudsman resolutions that found probable cause against him, and junked his motion for reconsideration.
Revilla claimed the Ombudsman violated his right to due process, and the cases against him were born out of government's intent to persecute him.