Tags: Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

By Bulatlat.com MANILA — Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Virgilio “Garci” Garcillano who was implicated in the 2004 electoral fraud, was charged with perjury and falsification of public documents. Bayan Muna Reps. Neri Colmenares and Teddy Casiño filed the complaint before the Ombudsman, January 11. The charges were in connection to Garcillano’s statements at…

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star As we wind up 2011, we find some grounds to be guardedly optimistic that in 2012 our people’s long-hobbled quest for justice can gain momentum on two fronts: against graft and corruption in high places, and against impunity from wanton human rights violations. Former…

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com It took more than a year before the Aquino administration filed a case against former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. This despite demands from various sectors to hold the former president to account for her numerous crimes against the Filipino people and the preponderance of evidence gathered by the different Congressional investigations. It…

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Forces in the Philippine political landscape are gearing up for a major legal and political battle. Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her husband’s attempts to leave the country and escape the proverbial long arm of the law, ironically by utilizing a favorable Supreme Court order, were foiled by Justice…

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Forces in the Philippine political landscape are gearing up for a major legal and political battle. Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her husband’s attempts to leave the country and escape the proverbial long arm of the law, ironically by utilizing a favorable Supreme Court order, were foiled by Justice…

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Like many others, I welcomed Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s action on Gloria M. Arroyo’s request to be allowed to travel abroad for medical treatment, and appreciated her reasons for denying it. But I feel uneasy with the source of her authority to decide…

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld The overriding and unstated premise in the controversy over the “constitutional crisis” provoked by the Supreme Court order allowing former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former First Gentleman Miguel Arroyo to travel abroad and the Justice Secretary’s insistence on barring them from leaving on the basis of a departmental “watch…

by INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Bayan secretary-general Renato Reyes said the failure of the government of Benigno Aquino III to file a criminal case against the former president has put it in a legally untenable position. Justice secretary Leila de Lima admitted that Arroyo has been granted asylum papers in the Dominican…