Sandiganbayan schedules Thursday arraignment of Revilla, co-accused in plunder, graft cases

MANILA, June 25 (PNA) — The Sandiganbayan First Division has scheduled on Thursday (June 26) the arraignment of Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and his co-accused for plunder and graft cases in connection with the P10 billion pork barrel scam.

Strict security measures will be implemented in the anti-graft court with the expected attendance of high-profile accused led by Revilla and alleged pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim Napoles.

Limited seats are allotted to the media inside the courtroom and they are barred from bringing their cellular phones, recorders and other electric gadgets to ensure that there will be no live media coverage.

Revilla allegedly pocketed P224-million in pork barrel funds through commission and kickbacks in conspiracy with other respondents.

Aside from Revilla and Napoles, other respondents include Atty. Richard Cambe, former chief of staff of Revilla who also surrendered last Friday like his former boss; Napoles’ brother John Raymund Lim and driver Raymund de Asis, who are not yet in court custody; Department of Budget and Management (DBM) officials Mario Relampagos, Rosario Nuñez, Lalaine Paule and Marilou Bare; Technology Resource Center (TRC) executives Antonio Ortiz, Dennis Cunanan, Francisco Figura, Ma. Rosalinda Lacsamana, Marivic Jover and Consuelo Espiritu;

National Livelihood Development Corporation (NLDC) officers Gondelina Amata, Emmanuel Sevidal, Ofelia Ordoñez, Sofia Cruz, Chita Jalandoni and Gregoria Buenaventura; National Agribusiness Corporation (Nabcor) officials Allan Javellana, Rhodora Mendoza, Encarnita Munsod, Maria Villaralvo-Johnson, Victor Cacal and Maria Guanizo; Napoles employees Jocelyn Piorato, Evelyn de Leon, Myla Ogerio, Eulogio Rodriguez and Laarni Uy and Evelyn Sucgang. (PNA)