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Bacoor Mayor Lani Mercado takes up cudgels for hubby

Feb 4, 2019 @ 11:16

After former Sen. Bong Revilla’s acquittal for plunder for pocketing pork barrel funds, government prosecutors are trying to get him to pay damages to the state.

But Bong’s wife, Bacoord Mayor Lani Mercado, has com to his defense.

In a Facebook post, Lani said the Sandiganbayan ruling clearing Revilla of plunder said he did not pocket his pork barrel funds.

And under the Revised Penal Code, those convicted of crimes have criminal and civil liability. But since Revilla was acquitted, he should have no criminal and civil liability, she said.

We wonder what the court will say.

“Sa kasong People versus Revilla SB-14_CRM-0240, pinawalang sala ng hukuman si Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla, Jr. sa kasong plunder. Malinaw na sinabi sa ruling na walang natanggap si Revilla kahit isang kusing sa kanyang PDAF.

Ayon sa Article 100 ng Revised Penal Code, ang isang napatunayang nagkasala ay may pananagutang kriminal at sibil. Dahilan sa napawalang sala si Revilla, wala siyang kailangang panagutan kriminal man o sibil,” Lani posted.

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