Sen. Bong Revilla wants NBI probe on Janelle-Ramgen video controversy

Sen. Bong Revilla wants NBI probe on Janelle-Ramgen video controversy

A video that shows the late Ramgen Revilla and girlfriend Janelle Manahan sharing intimate moments while inside a bathroom made the rounds on Twitter and Facebook social networking sites just before New Year.

In a press release, Sen. Bong Revilla Jr. denounced the leakage of the video and has called upon the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct an investigation and arrest the culprits in violation of the Anti-Voyeurism Law of 2009 (RA 9995).

Section 4 of RA 9995 prohibits taking photos or recording videos of a person engaged in sexual acts or the like. Revilla, who co-authored the said law, made it clear that every person who downloads, copies and sends the video is guilty of committing the offense, regardless if they were the original uploaders.

Lawyer Argee Guevarra, one of Manahan’s counsel, has already confirmed that his client was indeed the woman in the video. He also accused Ramgen’s family of uploading the video and blackmailing Janelle.

Atty. Luke Espiritu, Guevarra’s partner, asserted that the Bautista siblings have the motive because they want to harass Janelle and discourage her from testifying. He said their camp is planning to file a case of violation of the Anti-Voyeurism Act of 2009 against Ramgen’s siblings and will ask the court to subpoena pertinent records relating to telecom and internet networks to determine the source of the sex video.

Meanwhile, Genelyn Magsaysay has rebuffed the allegation that someone from her family uploaded the malicious video. Magsaysay claimed that they no longer have access to Ramgen’s electronic gadgets since his death in October.