Palace: We are ready to follow Sandiganbayan's orders

by RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 19 2014 07:29 PM | Updated as of Jun 20 2014 03:29 AM

MANILA - Malacanang gave assurances that the Executive is ready to implement the Sandiganbayan’s orders on the pork barrel scam cases.

This, after the anti-graft court found probable cause against Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. The ruling paves the way for the issuance of an arrest warrant.

Plunder is a non-bailable offense.

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said, "Hihintayin po natin ang kabuuan ng resolution ng Sandiganbayan. Handa po ang ehekutibo na sundin at tuparin ng anumang magiging utos ng Sandiganbayan.”

Earlier today, Coloma guaranteed Revilla and fellow senators, Juan Ponce Enrile and Jinggoy Estrada, will be accorded respect once arrest warrants are issued.

Meantime, the Palace steered clear of the reported withdrawals from the account of Janet Lim Napoles, alleged mastermind in the pork barrel scam.

“Ang usapin tungkol sa umano’y pag-withdraw ng pera sa kumpanya ni Ginang Napoles ay kasalukuyang nililitis sa hukuman, RTC [Regional Trial Court] Branch 22, Manila. Nirerespeto namin ang proseso ng paglilitis sa kasong ito. Hintayin na lamang natin ang magiging pasya ng hukuman."