Fight is not yet over for Revilla

By , on December 4, 2014


Sen. Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr. with wife Lani Mercado face the public on the night before he surrenders to PNP. Screenshot of Solar News footage.
Sen. Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr. with wife Lani Mercado face the public on the night before he surrenders to PNP. Screenshot of Solar News footage.

MANILA – Sen. Bong Revilla on Wednesday claimed that “unforeseen hands” were involved in the Sandiganbayan’s decision to junk his bail petition.

“We respect the decision of the court. We have to accept it. But we see unseen hands who meddled in this case,” he added.

He also said in a statement that the Malacanang is only trying to make him its “trophy” following the decision of the court which turned unfavorable to him.

“The decision was very different from what we had expected. It’s really disheartening. Malacañang wants me to be its trophy,” Revilla said in Filipino.

Despite the anti-graft court’s ruling, Revilla’s fight is far from over.

He said in the same statement that he will seek for a reconsideration of the court’s decision on Tuesday.

Filled with hopes of being able to spend the holidays outside detention with his family, Revilla said he will still continue fighting for the bail petition.

Meanwhile, the bail petitions of the senator’s coaccused including alleged pork barrel scam mastermind, Janet Lim Napoles, and Revilla’s former political aide, Richard Cambe, were also denied by the court.