Rats 'as big as cats' in Bong's detention cell

Posted at 06/23/2014 8:59 AM | Updated as of 06/23/2014 9:10 AM

MANILA - Large rats, roaches and extreme heat.

These are Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jnr's top three complaints after spending three days inside the Philippine National Police Custodial Center.

Revilla turned himself in last Friday to the Sandiganbayan after he was ordered arrested on charges of graft and plunder in the P10-billion "pork barrel scam case.

Revilla's family has requested the PNP to allow them to visit the detained senator every day. For now, the Revillas are only allowed to visit the senator on Thursdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On Sunday, the Revilla family brought food and bibles to the PNP Custodial Center. Several of Revilla's friends also came to visit along with Revilla's father, Ramon Revilla Sr.

Revilla's wife, Cavite congresswoman Lani Mercado Revilla, said they are asking a judge to allow them to bring an air cooler to Revilla's detention cell.

Revilla has also complained of seeing rats "as big as cats" inside his cell, a problem that the PNP promised to handle.

Revilla's lawyer, doctor and spiritual counselor have been given full access to the senator.

PNP public information office chief Reuben Theodore Sindac said the police have made all the preparations for Revilla's arraignment before the Sandiganbayan on June 26. Report by Kiko Faulve, ABS-CBN News