Revilla, Sr.’s Official Statement: Revilla, Sr. broke his silence and aired his side about the Ram Revilla Murder Case.
STATEMENT OF SEN. RAMON REVILLA, SR. ON THE BIRTHDAY OF HIS SON, RAMON JOSEPH, WHO HAS BEEN UNDER DETENTION FOR TWO YEARS NOW:
“Para akong nabagsakan ng mundo ng malaman ko na ang aking anak na si Ramon Joseph ay hindi nabigyan ng piyansa ng hukuman.
Ako po ay naniniwalang hindi magagawa ng anak ko ang ganiyang bagay na karumaldumal.
Ang mga anak ko ay lumaki sa salita ng Panginoon. Isa siyang mabait na anak.
HINULI SIYA NG WALANG WARRANT OF ARREST AT HALOS DALAWANG TAON NA SIYANG NAGDURUSA SA KULUNGAN. INOSENTE PO ANG AKING ANAK.
TULUNGAN PO NINYO KAMI SA PANALANGIN PARA SA KATARUNGAN NG AKING MGA ANAK NA SINA RAMGEN, RAMONA, AT RAMON JOSEPH.”
FORMER SENATOR RAMON REVILLA, SR.
Rancho Bacoor, Cavite, Oct. 17, 2013.
Atty. Jose Caringal, the Revilla family’s lawyer, said Revilla Sr.’s statement is his way of showing his support to his embattled children now that he is able to communicate.
The elder Revilla has been in frail health in recent years. “Sabi niya (Revilla Sr.), dalawang taon nang nagdurusa ‘yung anak ko diyan (kulungan). Dati may sakit ako kaya ‘di ako makapagbigay ng statement. Ang sabi niya, ‘Now that I can communicate, I want them to know the feeling na ‘yung mismong father niya (RJ) knows him to be innocent,'” he said.
Caringal said Revilla Sr.’s poor health prevented him from writing his own statement. The former senator, however, put his thumbark on the typewritten statement prepared by the lawyer to certify that the words were his own.