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Bong Revilla allowed to see ailing dad

Detained former Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. has been allowed by the Sandiganbayan First Division to visit his ailing father at the hospital.

The anti-graft court has issued a resolution which granted him to visit his father, former Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr., at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Taguig City where his father, former Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr., is confined.

In its resolution, the court told the younger Revilla he leave detention on June 19 from 6 to 10 a.m. and on June 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In his motion, the younger Revilla informed the court his father was being treated for “Valvular Heart Disease, Severe Mitral Regurgitation, Congestive Heart Failure, and NYHA FC II.”

“Accused Revilla feels obliged to come to the aid of his father, who is every close to him, even by his mere presence, and cannot disregard a son’s natural urge and desire to visit and be with his ailing and weak father, and spend a few moments together,” read his motion.

The younger Revilla is currently detained at the Custodial Center of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

He has been charged with plunder and 16 counts of graft in connection to the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam.

Revilla was accused of having amassed P242 million in kickbacks from his co-accused, pork barrel scam brains Janet Lim Napoles, in exchange for choosing her non-government organizations to implement ghost projects funded by his PDAF.

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