MANILA (Mabuhay) – Availing of the extended visiting hours for detainees at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center, Cavite Rep. Lani Mercado paid her husband Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. a visit Saturday noon.
Mercado was seen getting off from a vehicle and going to the tightly secured Custodial Center.
Revilla has been detained at the Custodial Center after he surrendered to the Sandiganbayan, which ordered his arrest on graft and plunder charges stemming from the P10-billion pork barrel scam.
Aside from Revilla, Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada is also detained at the Custodial Center.
A third senator facing charges for the pork barrel scam, Juan Ponce Enrile, surrendered Friday and was detained at the PNP General Hospital Friday night.
The visiting hours were extended a week after PNP Custodial Center head Superintendent Mario Malana was suspended for supposedly failing to implement strict visitation rules for Estrada and Revilla.
Under the new policy, visitors are allowed Tuesday to Friday at 1 to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The previous policy allowed visits only on Thursday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (MNS)