The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of the Southern Police District (SPD) has started its investigation into the “accidental” shooting of Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla, whose condition is being closely monitored at the Asian Hospital in Muntinlupa City (Metro Manila).
Revilla’s family had claimed that the vice governor accidentally pulled the trigger of a gun he was cleaning at their house in Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City, on Saturday.
The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director, Chief Supt. Carmelo Valmoria, ordered SPD Director and Chief Supt. Henry Rañola to head the composite team investigating Revilla’s case.
Rañola said results of their investigation will be immediately released.
Valmoria also ordered Rañola to find out why the police report on the incident came late. The shooting took place at 9 a.m. on Saturday but the incident was reported to the police only at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Raymond Fortun, Revilla’s lawyer, said the vice governor was in stable condition after undergoing a two-and-half-hour operation where half a liter of blood was removed from his lungs.
Fortun said Jolo accidentally pulled the trigger of a .40-caliber Glock pistol that he was cleaning.
Jolo’s father, Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., on Monday begged the Sandiganbayan to allow him to visit his son.
The senator, who is detained at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center in Camp Crame for plunder, said he was “helpless and distraught.”
“Because of his current detention, Senator Revilla does not know, and is anxious to know, the true condition and status of Jolo. More important, Senator Revilla–as any father would feel–bears that it is his obligation to visit his son to ensure that he is already safe and in a stable medical condition, and to spend a few moments with him to provide support and assurance in this life-threatening situation,” an urgent motion filed by the senator read.