Comelec appeals Arroyo bail
MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday, July 26, appealed former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's release on bail in connection with her electoral sabotage case.
Through its motion for reconsideration filed before Pasay Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 112, the Comelec addressed the concerns of Presiding Judge Jesus Mupas about the credibility of the star witness in Mrs Arroyo's electoral sabotage case, Norie Unas.
Mupas' ruling cited the lack of evidence to corroborate Unas' testimony, as well as his credibility that "is seen by the court to be tainted with doubt."
The ruling allowed Mrs Arroyo to walk free after 8 months under hospital arrest. Mupas' ruling meant the Comelec failed to present strong evidence of guilt in the case, showing the case's weakness that has been noted since its first day.