Ex-PNP chief Razon, 14 others denied bail


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.


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  1. Why are the accused in “Custodial Detention Center” in Camp Crame? They should be in the New Bilibid prison. They belong there.

  2. & again & again these corrupt officials are detained in luxury compared to normal prison conditions. They still get treated like vips even when in jail. Treat them like the street thief or bank robber is treated. They are no better than them in fact they are worse than them as they are stealing the money from the taxes paid by hard working individuals in this country. Show them what scum they are, stop revering them. They think they are so important they are above the law & have a right to do what they did as everyone in that position before them did the same, so why not them.