Honasan posts bail in connection with graft charge

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KAPIHAN WITH HONASAN: Senator Gringo Honasan said that a Binay administration will push for the passage of the Freedom of Information bill in the 17th Congress during the Kapihan sa Senado, Thursday, February 11. He also said that the issue on corruption should not be politicized. (PRIB Photo by Albert Calvelo / 11 February 2016)

SENATOR Gregorio B. Honasan II on Friday morning, Aug. 11, surrendered to police authorities at the Biñan City Police Station, according to a statement by the Police Provincial Office of Laguna, following an order for his arrest by the Sandiganbayan on Thursday.

Mr. Honasan was ordered arrested on graft raps in connection with the pork barrel scam from 2013 and the alleged misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund a year earlier.

The senator denied anew the charges but submitted himself to police procedures and the posting of P30,000 bail for each of the two counts of graft he is facing, or a total of P60,000.

From the police station, Mr. Honasan went to the Biñan Regional Trial Court Branch 25 to post bail, with the assistance of Calabarzon Regional Director Police Supt. Mao Aplasca and Laguna Provincial Director Police Supt. Cecilio Ison. — with MMB