Former Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. showed up at the second day of trial for the plunder case he is facing at the Sandiganbayan.
He arrived on Thursday morning on board a coaster of the Philippine National Police (PNP) accompanied by his wife, Lani Mercado.
During an interview with newsmen, he expressed his lament over the delays in the conduct of his case at the anti-graft court's First Division.
Revilla was absent on June 22, 2017 or Thursday last week when the justices held day one of the trial.
The magistrates had expressed their disappointment over the respondent's failure to give prior notice.
Revilla was confined at St. Luke's hospital at Bonifacio Global City on that day after he complained of dizziness and difficulty in breathing.
He was diagnosed with hypertension, dyslipidemia and hyperuricemia.
Revilla's escort team did not find the need to give the court prior notice, saying the Manual of Operations 2012 Edition cites emergencies as an exemption to the practice of giving advance notice.