Bong Revilla laments 1,357th day in jail
Former senator and action star Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. first had a taste of life in jail four years ago when he surrendered to the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan after allegedly being involved in the P10-billion park barrel fund scam. Before his arrest, however, he was known as a public servant or, to others, the well-loved superheroes “Panday” and “Captain Barbell.”
It seems Revilla misses life beyond bars as he took to his Facebook account yesterday from the confines of the Philippine National Police Custodial Center, in Camp Crame, Quezon City, where he has been detained since 2014, to lament his situation.
“1, 357. Halos apat na taon o mahigit 1,300 days na akong nakapiit mula sa aking pagsuko sa Sandiganbayan noong 2014,” wrote Revilla. “Ilang birthday na nga ng aking mga mahal sa buhay at mga mahahalagang okasyon ang aking napalampas — mga mahahalagang oras na hindi na maibabalik — dahil sa aking kinalalagyan. Hanggang kailan pa kaya?”
Revilla wrote he did not deserve to be incarcerated, but mentioned that he trusted the system completely—which is why he surrendered in the first place.
“Tulad ng ipinangako ko noon, patuloy kong hinaharap ang lahat ng mga paninira at kasinungalingan na ibinato nila sa akin,” Revilla continued. “Matatag, buong tapang at buong pag-asa kong sinalubong ang lahat ng pagsubok na dumarating, sa kabila ng napakahaba nang panahong lumipas na hanggang ngayon ay wala pa naman napapatunayan laban sa akin.”
Despite his unfortunate situation, however, Revilla maintained that his resolve to fight for the truth would never falter, as well as his steadfast commitment to the Filipino people.
“I trust that the truth will prevail and that I will be vindicated. Tiwala ako sa ating mga hukuman na tanging makapaglilinis sa aking pangalan. Kumpiyansa akong makakamit ko pa rin ang katarungan.”
In the end, he thanked those who support him, and asked them to continue praying for him. “Tuloy lang po tayo sa panalangin at diringgin din ito.” /ra
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