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This was the new tack taken by Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. in defending himself from allegations that he benefited from the P10-billion pork barrel scam pulled off by Janet Lim-Napoles over a 10-year period.
He has hired a handwriting expert to verify the authenticity of his signatures on documents related to the questionable release of his pork barrel to the fake NGOs, Joel Bodegon, Revilla’s legal counsel, on Wednesday said.
Revilla was one of the five senators and 23 members of the House of Representatives whose pork barrel funds were funneled into fake nongoverment organizations (NGOs) that Napoles had set up.
In-depth study “At the same time, the office of Senator Revilla is currently doing an in-depth study and serious review of the process and evaluating options to strengthen the safeguards or security measures to ensure that his PDAF allocation is not used without his office’s consent or knowledge,” Bodegon said.
Bodegon said Revilla had hired a handwriting expert in light of the admission of whistle-blowers in the P10-billion pork barrel scam that they falsified documents covering the disbursement to NGOs of lawmakers’ pork barrel. From Inquirer
“It looks like it’s time for the total abolition of the PDAF. Dapat pati yung mga insertions hindi na rin payagan (Even in the insertions should not also be allowed),” Senator Bong Revilla said in text message sent to reporters by his staff member.
“It appears that that the good intentions of helping the poor and spreading development to the countrysides are not realized at napaglalaruan pa pagdating sa (manipulated during) implementation,”
“Napakasakit na madungisan ang pangalang napakatagal naming pinagsikapan buuin at pangalagaan. I am praying that this will finally shed light on the controversy and clear our tarnished reputations.”