Pagaling ka, Kap! Revilla back in detention after skipping trial due to high blood
After being confined in the hospital with his father, former Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. has been brought back to his cell at the Custodial Center of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Camp Crame, Quezon City.
PNP Custodial Service Unit head Supt. Arnel Apud informed the Sandiganbayan First Division informed the Sandiganbayan First Division returned to detention at around 7:42 p.m. Thursday (June 22).
“Pertinent SOPs (standard operating procedures) and safety measures relative to the transport of person under custody were properly observed,” he assured the court in his report.
Revilla failed to attend the first day hearing of his plunder trial on June 22 before the Sandiganbayan First Division the first day after being confined at the St. LUke’s Medical Center in Taguig City since June 20.
The former lawmaker had visited his ailing father, former Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr., at the same hospital on June 20 but the younger Revilla himself “complained of difficulty in breathing and dizziness.”
The younger Revilla was subsequently diagnosed with hypertension, dyslipidemia and hyperuricemia.
Revilla has been charged with plunder and 16 counts of graft in connection to the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam.
Revilla is 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.
Recommended on other sites
Politiko Main Latest News
North Luzon Latest News
Metro Manila Latest News
Central Luzon Latest News
Bicol Latest News
- Books over Barbies! Tabaco City councilor Sheina Onrubia shares love of reading to kids
- Long live Lolo Jess! Albay Vice Gov. Harold Ong Imperial pays tribute to former Mayor Jesus Salceda Sr. on his passing, condoles with family
- May gingerbread na, may snow pa! Tropical paradise Puerto Princesa turns into winter wonderland
Visayas Latest News
The comments posted on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of POLITICS.com.ph. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.