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Kiko Pangilinan baffled by Bong Revilla’s acquittal: Paano naging not guilty ang sinuhulan?

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Senator Francis Pangilinan has slammed the Sandiganbayan’s decision acquitting former Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. of plunder but convicting two other accused.

“Paano naging guilty ang nanuhol pero not guilty ang sinuhulan? Mahirap unawain ang naging pasya,” Pangilinan tweeted.

“Ang pinababalik na P124 million ay makakapagpasweldo ng 248,000 na minimum wage earner sa isang araw,” he added, referring to the court order on the return of P124.5 million to the government.

The anti-graft court acquitted Revilla Jr. of plunder on Friday in his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel scam, saying the prosecution failed to prove he was guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

Two of his co-accused businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles and Revilla’s former chief-of-staff Richard Cambe, on the other hand, were found guilty of plunder by the anti-graft court. Both are sentenced to reclusion perpetua or up to 40 years in prison.