Enrile, Reyes also barred from leaving PH

Posted at 06/17/14 1:22 PM

MANILA - The Sandiganbayan Third Division has also ordered the Bureau of Immigration to bar Senator Juan Ponce Enrile and his co-accused from leaving the country.

The third division headed by Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje Tang issued the hold departure order after lunch on Tuesday.

The HDO was also signed by Associate Justices Samuel Martires and Alex Quiroz.

The HDO is in connection with Enrile's case docketed as SB-14-CRM-0238, which also names his former chief-of-staff, Gigi Reyes, as a co-accused.

The case filed by the Office of the Ombudsman claims Enrile et al pocketed around P172.83 million in PDAF allocations.

The other co-accused are Janet Lim Napoles, John Raymund De Asis, and Ronald John Lim.

Earlier, the Sandiganbayan First Division also issued a hold departure order (HDO) against Senator Ramon ''Bong'' Revilla Jr. and co-respondents in the plunder and graft charges in connection with the pork barrel scam.