Revilla bail hearing nears end
MANILA, Philippines–The bail hearing of Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. is nearing conclusion as state prosecutors are set to present their last witness against the lawmaker who is being tried for plunder and graft charges.
National Bureau of Investigator forensic expert Joey Narciso was supposed to testify Thursday but state prosecutors said he was hospitalized for dengue.
Instead, Anti-Money Laundering Council bank investigator Atty. Leigh Von Santos gave his testimony on Revilla’s bank records.
The Sandiganbayan first division adjourned the bail hearing early. It will resume on October 30.
Revilla, who is detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center, allegedly amassed P224.5 million in kickbacks from his illegally funneled “pork” barrel fund.
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