Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. is back. And he is bracing himself for a long and arduous legal battle.
“I will never run away. We are ready anytime to defend ourselves in court,” Revilla said upon arrival on Sunday afternoon at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport with his wife, Cavite Rep. Lani Mercado and three of his children, Bryan, Ram and Ludeth.
When asked about the possible serving of a warrant of arrest against him, he replied, “I’m ready anytime and we have enough evidence and most of all, I leave it to the Lord.”
The Revillas left the country before midnight on March 29 aboard Emirates Air for their 15-day tour of Israel.
Revilla is facing plunder charges along with two other senators, Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile. They were accused of pocketing millions of pesos in kickbacks from various projects funded by their priority development assistance fund (PDAF) or pork barrel.
The senator told reporters they went to the Holy Land to relieve all his anxieties. He did not elaborate.
Revilla said they had good and happy moments in the Holy Land and that he was able to know enough about Jesus Christ.
“I feel so blessed,” he added.