• Revilla’s plea to dismiss plunder case vs him junked

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    The Supreme Court (SC) has junked with finality a plea of former senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. to dismiss a case for plunder against him at the Sandiganbayan in connection with the pork barrel scam.

    During Tuesday’s en banc session of the SC, the 15-man court stood firm on its decision last December 6 to dismiss Revilla’s petition for certiorari to set aside the findings of probable cause against him.

    Revilla was charged with plunder and graft by the Office of the Ombudsman in 2014.

    The High Court also junked appeals filed by Revilla’s co-accused businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, Revilla’s chief of staff Richard Cambe, Napoles’ employees Ronald John Lim and John Raymund de Asis and Budget Undersecretary Mario Relampagos.

    It ruled that there are no new pieces of evidence presented to warrant reversal of its earlier findings. JOMAR CANLAS

     

     

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    1. What about the rest of the congress who stole the pork barrel funds ?
      Why have they not been charged ?
      The 3 that were arrested did not steal the whole 10 billion.

      20 senators on the Napoles list
      40 past and present senators on the COA list
      100 house members on the Napoles list

      Only 3 opposition senators arrested and jailed.

      What about the rest of the thieves ? Why doesn’t the justice department bring charges now that De Lima and Aquino are out and not in a position to protect them.

      Why does the government continue to ignore these thieves and let them get away with stealing 10 billion ?