MANILA (2nd UPDATE) – Senator Ramon ''Bong'' Revilla Jr. has been detained at the headquarters of the Philippine National Police in Camp Crame following his surrender.
The Sandiganbayan First Division, chaired by Associate Justice Efren dela Cruz, approved Revilla's request that he be detained in Camp Crame and released a commitment order for the senator's detention.
Revilla arrived in Camp Crame at around 1 p.m. and went straight to the PNP multi-purpose center to undergo booking procedure.
PNP spokesperson, Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac said Revilla underwent physical examination and had his fingerprints taken.
Mugshots will be taken afterwards, Sindac said.
Revilla will be detained at the PNP Custodial Center.
Revilla has filed a motion for bail before the Sandiganbayan. The anti-graft court will hear this motion on June 26, after Revilla's arraignment.
Revilla is accused of amassing P242 million from his pork barrel funds. He has denied the accusations, saying his signature in the pork barrel releases were forged.
Revilla's camp has asked the Supreme Court to reverse and annul the Office of the Ombudsman's 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. - reports from Johnson Manabat, dzMM; and Jenny Reyes, ABS-CBN News
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