WATCH: Bong Revilla arrives at Sandiganbayan for promulgation of plunder case


Posted at Dec 07 2018 08:34 AM | Updated as of Dec 07 2018 12:51 PM

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Former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr arrived Friday at the Sandiganbayan for the promulgation of judgment on his plunder case in connection with the P10 billion pork barrel scam.

Footage taken by ABS-CBN News showed Revilla flanked by several guards upon his arrival at the anti-graft court.

Prosecutors have accused the actor-turned-politician of embezzling P224 million in discretionary funds while he was still senator. He is still facing separate graft cases over the priority development assistance funds (PDAF) scam.

According to a report of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) submitted to the Office of the Ombudsman, the bank deposits and investments made by Revilla, his wife Cavite Representative Lani Mercado, and their children amounted to P87,626,587.63 from April 6, 2006 to April 28, 2010. 

This was the same period that pork barrel scam whistleblower Benhur Luy indicated in his ledger that Revilla received commissions or rebates from his transactions with Janet Napoles involving his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel.

Revilla has denied the accusation that he misused his discretionary funds.

"I never received money from Janet Lim Napoles at sa mga kasamahan niya (and her colleagues),” Revilla said during one of the hearings of his plunder case.

The former action star has been detained at the Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame since 2014.

Revilla is seeking to return to the Senate in next year's midterm elections along with former senator Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile.