Just a bad joke? Bong Revilla says he didn’t ask Ping Lacson for tips on how to be a fugitive
Wow, there are people who think he can do a similar vanishing act.
Privilege performance. Senator Bong Revilla denies being part of the pork barrel scam scheme.
Senator Bong Revilla is in Israel right now. He’s on a pilgrimage with his family because they reportedly want to seek "divine intervention" because of all the cases being hurled at them. Revilla has been accused of participating in the pork barrel scam operations. Just recently, rumors surfaced about him asking former senator Ping Lacson for tips on how to escape from the law.
Andreo Calonzo of GMA News Online reports, "In a statement, Revilla confirmed meeting with Lacson, but said they only discussed the 2013 local elections in Cavite."
To quote Revilla’s exact words in the statement: "To impute any malice to that meeting is foul. I did not consult him on how he evaded the law, much more prod him to tell me."
For the record, Lacson, who is now the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery, fled the country in January 5, 2010 because an arrest warrant had been issued against him in connection with the Bubby Dacer-Emmanuel Corbito double murder case. Lacson said he was innocent and claimed he was just being harrassed by the administration of then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The Court of Appeals later withdrew the murder charges against Lacson and he eventually surfaced on March 26, 2011.
Hypothetically, though, do you think Revilla could ever pull off what Lacson did? The former may be an action star, but the latter is a Philippine Military Academy graduate and was a feared leader of the Philippine National Police. The only thing we fear about Revilla, really, is if he makes another Panday movie.
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