Honasan posts bail in connection with graft charge

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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