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Ex-Philippines President Pleads Not Guilty to Election Fraud

Posted February 23rd, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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Former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo pleaded not guilty to charges of electoral fraud, as her high-profile trial got underway in Manila on Thursday. The 64-year-old Ms. Arroyo appeared at the brief arraignment hearing, smiling and wearing a white neck brace because of a spinal injury. She is accused of conspiring with a notorious warlord to […]

Philippines’ Arroyo Transferred to Military Hospital

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo was transferred Friday from a private hospital to a military medical facility to await trial on charges of rigging the country’s 2007 senatorial elections. The 64-year-old Ms. Arroyo has been under guard since being arrested last month in her hospital room where she was receiving treatment for a bone disease. […]

Philippines Wants Arroyo Detained

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine prosecutors said in a court hearing Friday that they want former president Gloria Arroyo held in a detention center after a doctor said she is well enough to be released from the hospital. Government lawyer Maria Juana Valleza asked the court to order Ms. Arroyo’s transfer to a detention facility at a Manila police […]

Arroyo to Make Another Attempt to Leave Philippines

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo is set to make another attempt to leave the country for medical treatment, a day after the government defied a court order and blocked her trip. The former president wearing a neck brace and in a wheelchair arrived at the Manila airport late Tuesday in an ambulance. But the authorities […]

Philippines Bars Former President from Traveling Overseas

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The Philippines government has placed former President Gloria Arroyo on a watch list barring her from traveling abroad while she is being investigated on charges of corruption. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has ordered the immigration department to place Ms. Arroyo on the watch list for 60 days. Persons on the list are barred from […]


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