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Ex-Philippine leader Arroyo pleads not guilty to plunder

By Mon, Oct 29, 2012 11:47AM UTC Comments Off Former Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court entered a not-guilty plea Monday for former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on charges she misused $8.8 million in state lottery funds in the third corruption case against her. Arroyo is suffering from a neck ailment, and police brought her to the anti-graft court from a military hospital. She...

Philippines: Ex-President Arroyo arrested in plunder case

By Thu, Oct 04, 2012 7:41PM UTC Comments Off Former Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police arrested former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Thursday and temporarily detained her in a hospital on corruption charges, in her third indictment and second detention since stepping down two years ago. The Philippine anti-graft court ordered her arrest for allegedly misusing $8.8 million in state lottery funds during her...

Philippines court orders 3rd arrest of Arroyo

By Thu, Oct 04, 2012 3:10PM UTC Comments Off Former Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine anti-graft court on Thursday ordered the arrest of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in the third corruption investigation against her, this one accused her of misusing $8.8 million in state lottery funds during her last years in office. Arroyo’s lawyers questioned the charges during oral arguments, and the court...

Ex-Philippine President Arroyo released on bail

By Wed, Jul 25, 2012 4:28PM UTC Comments Off Gloria Macapagal Arroyo pictured earlier this year. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court official says former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has been released on bail after a judge found weak evidence linking her to an election sabotage case. Regional Trial Court spokeswoman Felda Domingo says Arroyo was freed after her lawyers posted bail of 1 million-pesos ($23,250). Arroyo walked out of...

Philippine ex-election chief arraigned for fraud

By Wed, Mar 07, 2012 5:22PM UTC Comments Off Benjamin Abalos. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has entered a “not guilty” plea during the arraignment of a former elections chief accused of aiding vote fraud allegedly ordered by ex-President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Former Elections Commission Chairman Benjamin Abalos has been detained since December on charges he helped rig the 2007 senatorial elections to ensure...

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