On July 19, 2016, the Supreme Court ordered the release of the former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, issuing a decision stating the dismissal of plunder case filed against the former president.
Rep. Arroyo gets the majority votes of the Supreme Court 11-4, where the former president filled a petition to dismiss her plunder case charged against her at Sandiganbayan.
In a statement released by Rep. Arroyo she express her thanks and appreciation to the current President Rodrigo Duterte and to all honorable Judges of the Supreme Court on the outcome of her case.
There are also many question about the timing of Supreme Court decision about Rep. Arroyo’s plunder case? Why wait for the Administration to change from Aquino Administration to Duterte’s Administration before they issue a dismissal of plunder case filed against the former president?
In 2011, the former president was arrested due to alleged misused of P366 million intelligence funds of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO,) since then she was in hospital arrest in Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City. During that time Rep. Arroyo battled some medical problem particularly on her neck where most of the time she used a neck brace.
Arroyo also became Pampanga Rep., despite being in Hospital arrest, she won her second term as Pampanga Rep. and now that she is free she can now work in congress.
Meanwhile, this is the reaction of Malacañang after the Supreme Court dismiss Arroyo’s plunder case.
According to Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, the Supreme Court had spoken therefore we all should respect it!
As we may recall President Duterte says that he will release mrs Arroyo, because politics is the only reason of her prosecution and there are no basis on the case charged of the former president.
What do you think Guys? Is the former president GMA, deserved to be free? Kindly comment bellow!