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Bong Revilla: ‘Yellows’ spending P50M to bully me

/ 10:01 AM February 24, 2019

Senate aspirant Bong Revilla INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

MANILA, Philippines — Former senator and now Senate aspirant Bong Revilla is claiming that the “yellows” are spending P50 million to “target” him.

“May mga nagpaabot sa akin, at sa totoo lang ayaw kong maniwala, na may umiikot ngayong 50 million para targetin ako,” he said in a statement on Sunday.

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“Pero sa grabe ng mga atake galing sa mga yellow social media, hindi mahirap paniwalaan. At parang natural lang naman na ipagpatuloy nila ang paninira at fake news sa akin. Binully ako ng 6 na taon, at hanggang ngayon binu-bully nila ako,” he added.

He stressed that the court had acquitted him of plunder last December. The acquittal debunked the accusations that were made against him during the Aquino administration, he added.

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His aide, lawyer Richard Cambe, was found guilty, however.

READ: Bong Revilla acquitted of plunder

“Ginawa kasi nila akong trophy, at hindi nila matanggap that they failed. Two words – NOT GUILTY. Korte mismo ang nagpasinungaling sa kanilang mga imbentong akusasyon,” Revilla said.

“Sandiganbayan na mismo ang nagsabing wala akong kasalanan. Ganunpaman, patuloy itong pinipilipit ng ating mga kalaban,” he added.

Last December 8, Revilla was acquitted by the Sandiganbayan from plunder cases in relation to the “Pork Barrel Scam.”

While he was acquitted, the Office of the Ombudsman lodged a motion for execution of judgment saying that Revilla should still return P124.5 million as part of his civil liability.

However, the former senator tagged this as “fake news.”

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“Hindi totoo na may pinapasauli sa akin ang Korte. Fake news yan at pambubully,” he said.

READ: Court gives Bong Revilla 20 days to answer motion to return P124M

“Korte na mismo ang nagsabing walang napunta sa akin – wala akong natanggap kahit singko – ano ang ipapasauli nila sa ‘kin?,” he added. “To save face, kailangan nilang panindigan ang kanilang kalokohan.”

He then criticized the “yellows,” which he did not identify, as they have “failed” to smear his name with their accusations.

“Pero kitang kita na hindi sila paniniwalaan at pinapaniwalaan. Hindi sila nagtatagumpay,” Revilla said.

“They have failed. Kaya kailangan nilang gumastos ng ganyan. Ang nakakatawa, nagsasayang lang sila ng pera,” he added. /cbb

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