Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ex-President Gloria Arroyo subjected to police booking

After making several flight bookings and cancellations last week, the camp of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Saturday afternoon witnessed another "booking process" for the former leader – this time, before police authorities.
Mrs. Arroyo was subjected to police booking process, which normally includes taking of fingerprints and mugshot, at the St. Luke's Medical Center (SLMC) in Taguig City, a day after being served with an arrest warrant for electoral fraud.
Upon request by her legal counsels, the former chief executive was allowed to "no longer pose" for a regular police mugshot. Instead, his camp just submitted a file photograph of Mrs. Arroyo., a report on GMA's News TV Live said.
Ferdinand Topacio, a lawyer of Mrs. Arroyo's husband former First Gentleman Jose Miguel, said at a press conference said their camp will be filing before the Supreme Court next week an urgent motion seeking to immediately issue yet another temporary restraining order, this time against any "legal effects" of the actions of the joint panel that investigated the former president's alleged involvement in the 2007 electoral fraud.
The panel, composed of members of the Department of Justice and the Commission on Elections, on Friday filed electoral sabotage charges against Mrs. Arroyo and two others before a Pasay City court, which in turn issued an arrest warrant shortly after.
"Isususmbong po namin sa Korte Suprema ang ginawa sa amin... Hihingi kami uli ng TRO para ipa-suspend ang all legal effects ng joint DOJ-Comelec panel," he said.

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