GORGY RULA: Nakatanggap ang PEP Troika ng press release mula sa kampo ni dating Senator Bong Revilla pagkatapos ng hearing sa Sandiganbayan ngayong araw, June 28:
Narito ang kabuuan ng naturang press release:
"On the revelations of whistleblowers during his hearing for plunder at the First Division of the Sandiganbayan on June 28, 2018
"'Naiiyak at natutuwa po ako ng sabay.'
"This was all former Senator Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr. could say after hearing the testimony of Marina Sula, a whistleblower in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam who took the witness stand in his hearing today.
"According to Sula, it was standard operating procedure for Benhur Luy to sign the names of lawmakers in the endorsement letter which were also prepared in their office, and was in fact he who signed in the name of Revilla. She added that she personally saw Luy sign the documents without the knowledge of Revilla.
"When pressed as to why she made these revelations only now, 'Sinabihan po ako ng panel na mag-corroborate lang daw ako sa testimony ni Benhur Luy dahil kung hindi masisira ang kaso. Kahit na marami po siyang mga sinabi na hindi totoo,' Sula testified. '… Si Director Toribio ng panel ni Revilla sa Ombudsman… tinuturuan po niya ako kung paano sumagot,' she stressed.
"Obviously emotionally affected, Sula continued to impress upon the Court what she went through, 'Ngayon lang po ako nabigyan ng pagkakataon na masabi ang nalalaman ko.' 'Nagsasabi lang ako ng totoo.'
"'After four years, four long years, this. Today’s revelations only confirm what I have known from the beginning—that I was targeted,' Revilla told reporters.
"Revilla’s lawyers are now contemplating asking the Court to exclude Benhur Luy from the Witness Protection Program and revoke his immunity."
JERRY OLEA: Nag-overtime ang hearing ng plunder case ni dating Senador Bong Revilla noong Hunyo 26, Martes ng hapon, sa Sandiganbayan.
Doon nagsimula ang presentation of witnesses ng Defense.
Umaga at hapon ang pagpapatuloy ng hearing nitong Hunyo 28, Huwebes.
Sabi ni Manay Lolit Solis, “Buti na lang, hindi ako um-attend sa Thursday hearing, kundi’y umiyak ako nang umiyak.
“Iyong witness na isinalang, umamin na. Sinabihan lang daw siya ng Prosecution na idiin si Bong.
“At in-identify niya kung sino sa Prosecution ang nag-utos sa kanya. Nakakalokah!”