Retired Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Avelino Razon Jr. and 14 co-accused in the anomalous P400 million repair and maintenance of light armored vehicles were denied bail by the Sandiganbayan.
In a resolution penned by Associate Justice Alex Quiroz, the graft court cited “strong evidence of guilt” in denying them bail. Fourth Division Chairperson Jose Hernandez and Associate Justice Napoleon Inoturan concurred with the ruling.
Razon and the other accused are detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame.
“After painstakingly going over the evidence presented by the prosecution, the Court is convinced that it was able to establish strong evidence of guilt on the part of the accused,” the anti-graft court’s Fourth Division said in its ruling.
It also denied the bail petitions of P/SSupt. Emmanuel Ojeda, P/SSupt. Reuel Labrado, P/Supt. Josefina Dumanew, P/CInsp. Annalee Forro as well as non-uniformed personnel Alex Barrameda, Nancy Basallo, Patricia Enaje and Maria Teresa Narcise.
Also denied bail were contractors Tyrone Ong, Oscar Madamba, Evangeline Bais and Pamela Pensotes.
Meanwhile, the Sandiganbayan allowed P/DDG Reynaldo Varilla and P/Dir. Charlemagne Alejandrino to post P200,000 bail each for their provisional liberty.