Ombudsman seeks suspension of Revilla, Estrada

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Suspend Senators Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr and Jinggoy Estrada while their trial for plunder is ongoing. This was the pleading filed by Ombudsman prosecutors on Monday, July 30, before the anti-graft court. They said it is mandatory for the court to immediately issue a suspension order after determining the validity of the charge sheet against them. Republic Act 7080 or the Plunder Law says, “Any public officer against whom any criminal prosecution under a valid information under this Act in whatever stage of execution and mode of participation, is pending in court, shall be suspended from office.”

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