Last December 7, 2018, former senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla was acquitted from plunder. He was detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame and was released immediately released after the Sandiganbayan gave its verdict. The renowned action star was taken into custody for taking part in the pork-barrel scam with its master mind, Janet Lim Napoles.
Bong and other fellow senators Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile were accused of receiving money from the pork barrel scam mastermind. According to an article in ABS CBN, the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) reported bank deposits and investments made by Bong and his family amounted to PHP87,626,587.63 in the span of four years.
ABS CBN News reported that Bong Revilla was acquitted through the votes of three Sandiganbayan judges, Geraldine Econg, Edgardo Caldona, and Georgina Hidalgo. He was also asked to post a 480,000 peso bail for his freedom. Upon his release, Bong was immediately reunited with his family. While Bong Revilla may have found his way out of the plunder case filed against him, he still faces sixteen counts of graft.
Now that the former senator is free again, the Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) reported that his fans wouldn’t have to wait that long for their idol to return to the limelight. According to PEP, while he was still in the Custodial Center, the former senator expressed how grateful he is about his career in show business. He said he owes everything he has achieved in life to his career as a local actor. Because of this he recently revealed his plans of getting back into showbiz in Alyas Pogi 2019.
Alyas Pogi is the famous movie franchise top-billed by Bong himself. The upcoming 2019 movie will be the fourth addition to Bong’s franchise. It includes the 1990 movie, Alyas Pogi: Birador ng Nueva Ecija, Alyas Pogi 2 from1992, and Alyas Pogi: Ang Pagbabalik released in 1999.
A short video teaser is now going around social media, with Bong Revilla decked in full costume. The video easily garnered thousands of views and reactions from the netizens. In the teaser, Bong recited his most famous line as Henry Cruz in Alyas Pogi, “Anak ka ng teteng.”
Watch the video below:
Posted by Rico Gutierrez on Tuesday, December 25, 2018
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