Arroyo plunder case - updates

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Supreme Court ’nipped in the bud’ Arroyo’s plunder case – Morales

Jul 24, 2018 - 4:29 PM

Arroyo rises to the position of House Speaker, but she is not entirely in the clear because a pending case remains at the Ombudsman

Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo during the 3rd State of the nation address at the House of representatives in Quezon city. Photo by Mary Grace dela Serna/Rappler

Estelito Mendoza: ‘Oppressive’ Ombudsman probing Arroyo again

Jul 22, 2016 - 8:04 PM

I think that is very very dismaying and if not shocking says Mendoza one of the lawyers of former president Gloria Arroyo

'OPPRESSIVE' OMBUDSMAN? Former solicitor general Estelito Mendoza calls for a press conference a day after his client ex-president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was freed from hospital arrest. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Gloria Arroyo walks free after nearly 4 years

Jul 21, 2016 - 6:24 PM

UPDATED Former president Gloria Arroyo is released from hospital arrest two days after the Supreme Court cleared her of plunder

CLEARED. With her acquittal, former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo can now fully perform her duties as congresswoman of Pampanga's 2nd District. File photo by Rolex dela Pena/EPA

Ombudsman looks into new plunder complaint vs Gloria Arroyo

Jul 20, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says they will challenge the Supreme Court s recent ruling which dismissed the 4 year old plunder complaints vs former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

GUILTY. Ombudsman Conchita Caprio Morales maintains that former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is guilty of plunder based on the evidences they presented. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

LOOK: Relatives, allies visit Gloria Arroyo after acquittal

Jul 19, 2016 - 8:16 PM

Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo s guests include her son Mikey her lawyers and her political allies

Lawyer Raul Lambino takes a photo with his client former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo after she is acquitted of plunder. Photo courtesy of Lambino

Lawmakers react to SC ruling on Gloria Arroyo case

Jul 19, 2016 - 5:05 PM

Here s what the country s lawmakers are saying about the acquittal of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

epa03344307 Former Philippine president and current Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo attends a session discussing a proposed reproductive health bill at the House of Representatives at Congress in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines. 06 August 2012. The House of Representatives on 06 August is scheduled to decide on whether to finally end the debates and pave the way for lawmakers to vote on second reading of the proposed bill. The reproductive health bill aims to make condoms and contraceptives available to the poor, provide educational programmes on family planning and offer sex education for pre-teens. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

De Lima on SC's Arroyo ruling: Why wait for change in admin?

Jul 19, 2016 - 3:40 PM

UPDATED What s happening? Why did they have to wait for the change in administration to issue that ruling? says senator and former justice chief Leila de Lima

COMPLIANCE. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima will be complying with a Senate order requiring her to submit a soft copy of pork scam whistleblower Benhur Luy's digital records. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

TIMELINE: Gloria Arroyo – from plunder to acquittal

Jul 19, 2016 - 1:09 PM

Here s what happened since a plunder case was filed against the former president in 2012 in relation to the alleged misuse of PCSO funds

WHEELCHAIR. Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo enters the Sandiganbayan court in a wheelchair during a 2012 hearing. Photo by Rolex dela Pena/EPA

Arroyo camp: Acquittal proves 'political persecution' by Aquino

Jul 19, 2016 - 1:06 PM

Lawyer Ferdinand Topacio says the Supreme Court ruling shows that the Aquino administration was merely harassing its political opponents to cover up its gross lack of accomplishments

Former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo (R) waves to photographers from a vehicle after appearing in court for her arraignment in Pasay City, suburban Manila, on February 23, 2012. Arroyo was expected to plead not guilty in her first court appearance since being charged with rigging the 2007 senatorial elections and faces life in jail if she is convicted. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Binay's birthday wish for Arroyo: Good health and freedom

Apr 04, 2016 - 10:18 PM

The former president who is detained for plunder charges celebrates her 69th birthday on April 5

Supreme Court: No Arroyo plunder trial until April

Mar 11, 2016 - 6:21 PM

The High Court extends for another 60 days the suspension of the former president s trial over the alleged misuse of state lottery intelligence funds

TRIAL HALTED. The Supreme Court extends for a second time the suspension of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's trial for plunder before the anti-graftf court. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

What has happened to the Arroyo plunder case?

Jan 22, 2016 - 1:15 PM

Oral arguments set for January have been set aside to make way for the Poe disqualification case Does the entry of veteran lawyer Estelito Mendoza make a difference?

GMA to seek anew court's nod to attend 9th day of mourning

Aug 15, 2015 - 11:52 PM

The Sandiganbayan rejects an earlier request that former president Arroyo be allowed to attend the last day of mourning for her brother Arturo on August 19

YOUNG MACAPAGAL. Arturo Macapagal is photographed in this 2003 file photo. Photo from Newsbreak

Arroyo wants house arrest in Pampanga

Apr 23, 2015 - 7:31 PM

The former president says her provincial residence is around 200 meters away from a police station

PETITION. Former president and incumbent Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo seeks house arrest. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

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Apr 09, 2015 - 8:22 PM

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Arroyo seeks house arrest

Apr 08, 2015 - 7:10 PM

The camp of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo cites a precedent case – the anti graft court allowed former President Joseph Estrada to be confined in his house in Rizal

HOLISTIC APPROACH. Former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo says a more holistic approach in her treatment is needed for speedy recuperation. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Court grants bail to Arroyo's co-accused in plunder case

Jun 07, 2013 - 11:34 AM

Plunder is a non bailable offense but the lawyers argue that their clients are entitled to bail because the prosecution failed to present evidence to sustain the allegations

GRANTED: Sandiganbayan grants former PCSO, others bail in plunder case. File photo

Sandiganbayan junks Arroyo plea to drop ZTE case

Jan 08, 2013 - 7:06 PM

The Sandiganbayan rejects the Arroyos motion to drop the plunder case over the botched NBN ZTE deal

CASE PROCEEDS. The Sandiganbayan rejects the Arroyos' motion to quash the plunder case against them over the botched NBN-ZTE deal. File photo.

Prosecutors seek Interpol help in arrest of Arroyo's co-accused

Nov 13, 2012 - 3:31 PM

Government prosecutors seek Interpol s help in arresting the 3 of the co accused of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Ex-PCSO chief, deputy surrender

Oct 05, 2012 - 9:32 AM

Two of the 9 co accused of former President Arroyo in a plunder case surrender to the police

Arroyo plunder trial an 'ordinary case' - Sandiganbayan

Jul 20, 2012 - 11:52 AM

The plunder case against Arroyo was filed in connection with the alleged misuse of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office PCSO intelligence funds during her administration