Revilla to file charges vs pork scam whistleblower-A A +A
Friday, October 11, 2013
SENATOR Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. will soon file charges against his accusers, including pork barrel scam whistleblower Benhur Luy, his lawyer said Friday.
Lawyer Joel Bodegon said Revilla opted to keep silent amid all the accusations hurled against him and his family while he gathers the documents essential for the filing of cases against Luy and those behind him.
Revilla maintained that his signature, which appeared on endorsement letters, has been forged despite confirmation by an official of the Technology Resource Center (TRC) that the senator's signature was genuine.
Bodegon said they will include in the case TRC Director General Dennis Cunanan as the latter claimed Revilla gave him a call and scolded him for the delay in the release of his priority development assistance fund (PDAF).
The lawyer said the senator is not guilty in the PDAF scam and that the accusations against Revilla are all due to politics.
Bodegon expressed confidence that the issues will backfire on Luy and his handlers who, he said, were obviously manipulating and concocting stories to pin down Revilla and those from the opposition.
Revilla along with Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile and Senator Jinggoy Estrada are facing plunder charges before the office of the Ombudsman in connection with the multi-billion peso pork barrel scam allegedly masterminded by businesswoman Janet Napoles. (Camille P. Balagtas)