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June 9, 2014

Philippines senator charged with corruption makes music video

In an anticipated speech on corruption, Ramon "Bong" Revilla launches music video thanking supporters.

Philippine Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. pauses during his privilege speech at the Philippine Senate in Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines on Monday, June 9, 2014. (AP/AARON FAVILA)

In a highly anticipated Monday speech, senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla's was expected to respond to last week's corruption charges, and offer a list of revelations associated with the pork barrel scam with which he was allegedly involved. Instead, he revealed a "thank you" list to friends, family, supporters and God, and topped it off with a music video where he sang, "Thank you friends. I will never forget you. If this is my fate, I still believe in the truth," Rappler reports.