Sunday, November 20, 2011
Gloria Arroyo is Arrested Will Go to Jail
Mrs. Arroyo was placed under police custody on Friday hours after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) decided to file a case against her for the non-bailable crime of electoral sabotage before a Pasay court.
Arroyo has been staying at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Taguig City since Tuesday night, when she was barred from leaving the country to seek medical treatment abroad for her bone disorder. She has remained there even after the Southern Police District served an arrest warrant on her for alleged electoral sabotage.
Meanwhile, Valte declined to directly answer if the government has a strong case against Mrs. Arroyo, but said it will prosecute the case “to the best of our ability." She also declined to comment on whether the government is optimistic it can secure a conviction before Aquino’s term ends in 2016.