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Bong Revilla Frustrated Over Cancelled Plunder Trial Today and Reset on June 1

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The Sandiganbayan’s First Division did not push through today’s plunder trial – instead, it is set for June 1. It’s the 6th schedule after 5 postponements since January. This is apparently to give way to the additional marking of voluminous evidence related to Revilla’s pork barrel projects. It allegedly allowed him to pocket P224.5 million in kickbacks.






Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: Bong Revilla’s hearing is again postponed to June 1, 2017



Prosecutor’s Say

Lead prosecutor Joefferson Toribio defended the delay in the marking. He said that each SARO has 4 thick folders of evidence. Revilla’s plunder case is connected to 16 SAROs all in all. So, the enormous amount of evidence can use up a lot of time when scrutinized thoroughly.



Disagreement on Unclear Copies

Toribio also complained that Revilla’s lawyers are also delaying the trial. Revilla’s chief of staff, Richard Cambe moved to withdraw some documents for being illegible. Toribio said that while producing clearer copies, Revilla’s lawyers refused to agree that the clearer copies and the original illegible copies are identical.



Concerned with Detained Revilla?

First Division Chair Associate Justice Efren dela Cruz did not accept Toribio’s reasons because it was the Revilla camp’s prerogative to be thorough with the documents. Dela Cruz told Revilla’s lawyers: “He’s just concerned for your client who is detained,” which lightened up the mood in the court – but certainly, Revilla is for sure still frustrated with longer time in jail.








Testimonies

The prosecution is due to present 48 witnesses who would prove that the projects supposed to be funded by Revilla’s pork barrel are non-existent. Revilla’s new lawyer, Estelito Mendoza, contested the inclusion of such testimonies which Revilla’s previous lawyers had allowed. But Dela Cruz mentioned that these testimonies can’t be removed just because a new lawyer wants to reorganize things.




http://www.rappler.com/nation/167424-bong-revilla-plunder-trial-postponement




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The President Said that Death Penalty is Insufficient Without Rape and Other Heinous Crimes

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez meets up with the president right after the successful final reading of the death penalty in congress. PDu30 is pleased with the results of the pro-death penalty votes but feels that it is not enough as what he promised during the campaign. The death sentence in the bill is only limited to drug-related offenses.






Youtube video by; Juan NewsTV
[VIDEO]: PDu30: Kulang ang Death Penalty Bill Kung wala ang kasong RAPE



Plunder, Rape, and Homicide Next in Line

Alvarez discloses that the president wants plunder, rape with homicide, specifically, rape on children next to the death row sentence. The majority of lawmakers in the House agreed to limit the bill on drug-related offenses. This is to increase its chances of approval in the lower House. Plunder and rape are among the heinous crimes initially taken out.




Alvarez’ Assurance

Alvarez assures the President that plunder and rape make it to the amendments – once the senate approves the death penalty bill. Both are colleagues in the 11th congress. Thus, the close ties.




Reality of the Death Penalty

Other bills just to punish rape and plunder with capital punishment are also on the horizon. House leaders just want to be realistic about imposing the death penalty initially on drug-related offenses. Then they can pursue it for other offenses after learning more.






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Satisfied with Explanations

Following the dismay of netizens, the president vows to know the reason why heinous crimes are dropped from the death penalty bill. Alvarez’ explanations seem to satisfy the president. As a popular leader, no doubt that the people will just trust his judgment on this matter.




http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/878720/duterte-wants-plunder-rape-next-on-death-penalty-alvarez