Lani Mercado-Revilla seeks GMRC from Twitter, gets roasted by netizens

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Lani Mercado-Revilla tweeted Saturday to school netizens on good manners and right conduct (GMRC).

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 27) — Lani Mercado-Revilla — the wife of Senator-elect Ramon “Bong” Revilla who was jailed for four years for plunder and graft charges — became the center of a Twitter storm Saturday.

Mercado-Revilla went to Twitter to share what she had to say amid criticisms of her husband’s win even though he still faces 16 graft charges in relation the multimillion-peso pork barrel scam. His co-accused, pork scam mastermind Janet Napoles and Revilla’s staff Richard Cambe, were found guilty.

The Senator-elect’s wife tweeted to school netizens on good manners and right conduct (GMRC).

“You don’t have to be mean just to get attention. People are more appreciated when they show respect and GMRC even in social media,” she said.

Twitter then blew up with reactions, with netizens asking her if the senator-elect would return the money supposedly plundered.

In its 186-page decision, the Sandiganbayan's First Division ruled that the prosecution failed to prove Revilla was guilty beyond reasonable doubt for plunder. It said there was "not a single direct evidence" presented that Revilla benefited from the use of his Priority Development Assistance Fund.

Revilla, who was the Senator-elect with the 10th largest number of votes garnered, was accused of also amassing ₱224.5 million in kickbacks from Napoles during his time as Senator.

The Senator-elect, who also drew controversy for his “Budots” dance video campaign, is out on a ₱480,000 bail bond.