MANILA (Mabuhay) − Following what it called an adjustment period last weekend, the Philippine National Police will enforce the visitation limits for detained Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. starting this week.
The PNP Custodial Center said Revilla’s visitors will now have to abide by the rules allowing visits only on Thursday and Sunday.
The PNP stressed the rules apply to all detainees, including Revilla, who was detained at the PNP Custodial Center after he surrendered to the Sandiganbayan last Friday.
Revilla surrendered after the anti-graft court issued a warrant for his arrest over graft and plunder charges related to the P10-billion pork barrel scam.
Revilla and his co-accused allegedly received P224.5 million in kickbacks from 2006 to 2010 for funding the ghost projects of alleged pork barrel scam brains Janet Lim Napoles’ non-government organizations.
The PNP was relatively “lax” in allowing visitors to Revilla last weekend because it considered that time a period of adjustment.
Last weekend, Revilla’s family was allowed to visit him Friday and Saturday, and stay beyond 3 p.m. Sunday.
Only lawyers, spiritual advisers and doctors have access to Revilla at any time of the week. Relatives can visit only on Thursday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (MNS)