Sen. Bong Revilla sues pork barrel scam whistleblowers, demands the return of his P502M pork
Now, he’s really, really mad.
Nancy Carvajal of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. has filed a damage suit against pork barrel scam whistle-blowers Benhur Luy and Marina C. Sula and "five other people demanding that they return P502 million of his pork barrel that was supposedly given them."
The report explained that in his suit, "Revilla asked the court to nullify the allegations against him in the documents from the Commission on Audit (COA). These documents pertained to Revilla's supposed use of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), or pork barrel." The five other respondents named in his suit were officers of nongovernment organizations (NGOs) linked to businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles and a certain John Doe.
Revilla claimed in court documents that the signatures that appeared on his PDAF documents were forged and did not belong to either him or his senior staff. The actor-senator has been charged with plunder in the Office of the Ombudsman along with senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Jose "Jinggoy" Ejercito Estrada for their alleged involvement in the scam.
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