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Malaya na! Sandiganbayan acquits Bong Revilla of plunder in pork barrel scam

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Former senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. has been acquitted on plunder charges by the Sandiganbayan in connection with the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam.

Voting 3-2, the Sandiganbayan’s Special First Division said Revilla “cannot be held liable” for the alleged misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocation by channeling it to bogus non-government organizations created by businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles.

Revilla’s acquittal was announced Friday (December 7) by the special division created by the anti-graft court since the First Division originally handling the case were unable to come up with a decision.

The special division, however, found Napoles and Revilla’s chief of staff Richard Cambe guilty of plunder. They were both sentenced to reclusion perpetua or imprisonment of at least 30 years.