At least 43 bank deposits of Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla are among the assets that prosecutors want to be seized while the plunder complaint against the senator is being heard by the Sandiganbayan.
The anti-graft court has issued an order to seize Revilla’s assets, which include investments in various companies, cash deposits in different banks, real properties, motor vehicles and shares of stocks.
On Thursday, the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan granted the prosecution panel’s motion for the issuance of an order for preliminary seizure of the properties.
Attached to the motion was a preliminary list of properties to be seized based on Anti-Money Laundering Council’s (AMLC) bank inquiry, Revilla’s Statement of Assets, Liabilites and Networth (SALN) and the lifestyle check investigation approved by the Office of the Ombudsman.
Included in the list were 43 bank accounts in various banks, 28 real properties in Cavite, Tagaytay, Muntinlupa and Alabang; 15 vehicles and shares of stocks in various corporations.
The vehicles listed included two Toyota Innova wagons, a Mitsubishi Montero, Toyota HiAce Grandia, Nissan Frontier Navarra, Toyota Corolla, Mitsubishi Adventure GLX, Cadillac Escalade, Toyota Jeep, Mitsubishi L300, Fuso Jitney, BMW 730 Li, Hyundai Starex Van, Lexus X570 Wagon and Isuzu NHR.
Also to be seized in favor of the government are the lawmaker’s shares of stocks in RRJ Films Inc., RRJ Trading and Trucking Corp., Nature Concepts Development and Realty Corp., Manila Southwoods, Royal Tagaytay and Country Club, Fairways and. Blue Water, Subic Yacht Club, Palms Country Club, Sports Club – Riviera Golf and Sports, Villa Jose Jacinta Inc., Jomarog Inc., Alabang Country Club, Inc., San Miguel Corporation and GMA7 Network.
The prosecutors said the preliminary seizure of Revilla’s properties will ensure that these are not sold, transferred, destroyed or used for “further illegal activity.”
They pointed out that in his statement of assets, liabilities and networth in 2007, Revilla disclosed an annual gross salary of P376,500 and an annual gross family income ofP11,222,565.00.
“Yet, he had more than P21 million networth increases in 2011 and 2012, indicating receipt of monies from illicit sources,” they said.
Prosecutors said the senator closed a number of his bank accounts immediately before and after the PDAF scandal circulated the media.