Revilla won’t present evidence on PDAF cases

MANILA Former Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. said on Wednesday he would not present evidence on cases he is facing over his alleged misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

Hindi ako maghahain ng ebidensya (I won't file evidence) vs. PDAF cases, Revilla told the Sandiganbayan.

The former senator is optimistic the anti-graft court would stop the trial of his cases involving his PDAF, also dubbed as pork barrel.

In his seven-page motion filed before the anti-graft court, Revilla admitted that his camp deliberately did not prepare evidence against the plunder case because they believe the Sandiganbayan would dismiss the case.

The former senator argued it would negate the petition they had filed before the Supreme Court (SC) if his camp would file evidence before the anti-graft court.

In his petition pending before the SC, Revilla cited his opposition to the decision of the Sandiganbayan to prohibit him from filing a demurrer to evidence, to question the evidence of the Office of the Ombudsman against him.

The former senator also argued that his endorsement for the projects of the so-called pork barrel queen", Janet Lim Napoles, was not an act of plunder.

Napoles is the alleged brains behind the PHP10-billion pork barrel and the PHP900-million Malampaya fund scams.

Source: Philippine News Agency