Revilla on his 4th year in prison: “Pagod na rin po ako”

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  • Revilla marks his 4th year in detention on Wednesday, June 20
  • The actor politician admitted he’s now “very, very tired”
  • Despite this, Revilla said he is not losing hope that justice will prevail in the end

MANILA, Philippines – Detained former senator Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla poured out his frustration on social media as he marks his 4th year of being behind bars.

Revilla surrendered and was detained last June 20, 2014 after being implicated in the controversial P10-B pork barrel scam. He was accused of diverting P224.5-M from his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to his personal bank account and is now facing plunder before the Sandiganbayan.

“Today is exactly my 4th year in prison,” wrote Revilla on his Facebook account on Wednesday. “This is 4 years away from my family; missing out on the milestones of my children’s lives; 4 long years that I can no longer get back.”

The actor-politician said there are times he thought of giving up but would often seek his strength from God.

“Pagod na rin po ako. Pagod na pagod na [I’m tired already. Very, very tired],” he further wrote.

The former lawmaker is the only remaining senator detained in Camp Crame in connection with pork barrel case. Both his former colleagues, Juan Ponce-Enrile and Jinggoy Estrada, are now enjoying temporary liberty after being allowed to post bail.

Nevertheless, Revilla said he is still not losing hope that justice will eventually prevail and he, too, will be set free and proven innocent of the allegations.

“Hangad ko na sana, sa wakas, makamit ko ang hustisya [I’m hoping to get justice in the end],” he added. “Let us all continue to pray together! God is good!”