Revilla asks for another furlough, this time to attend to his daughter’s debut

By on October 20, 2015


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 — Another motion for furlough has been filed by detained Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., this time to allow him to attend the celebration of his daughter’s 18th birthday.

Revilla asked the Sandiganbayan First Division on Tuesday if he can attend the debut of his daughter, Ma. Frazbelle Loudette Bautista, on Oct. 24, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. or as soon as the celebration is finished at Bellevue Hotel in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

“As part of the family-oriented Filipino culture, during Loudette’s 18th birthday, her parents would present her to society as a young lady coming of age and formally turning into an adult. It is a tradition which daughters and their families prepare for, look forward to, and treasure for the rest of their lives,” the motion read.

“As a father, Senator Revilla wishes to perform his obligation and be part of Loudette’s special day,” it added.

Revilla is detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City in connection with the plunder and graft charges he is facing over the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam.

He has been accused of pocketing millions of pesos in kickbacks from his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), which was allegedly funneled to bogus non-government organizations founded by alleged scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles.