Palace: Up to court to decide on Christmas furlough for Gloria Arroyo

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Thursday said it will be up to the court to decide on whether to allow former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo  to spend the Christmas holidays with her family. “She is under the jurisdiction of the courts and we defer to the court’s jurisdiction...

Bill seeks to criminalize necrophilia

MANILA, July 25 (Mabuhay) — Former President and now Pampanga 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and her son, Camarines Sur 2nd District Rep. Diosdado Macapagal Arroyo, have filed a bill that seeks to criminalize necrophilia. House Bill 1375 authored by the Arroyos...

CA affirms PNoy’s EO on GMA midnight appointment

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the legality and constitutionality of Pres. Aquino’s Executive Order (EO) No. 2 which led to the sacking of one of the alleged “midnight appointees” of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. In a...

House leader optimistic proposed additional tax exemption for taxpayers with disabled dependents soon enacted into law

MANILA   (Mabuhay) — A House leader remains optimistic that the congressional proposal to grant additional tax exemption to taxpayers with disabled dependents will still be enacted into law during the remaining days of the 15th Congress, otherwise he vowed to re-file the...

Ex-president Arroyo not voting

MANILA, May 9 (Mabuhay) — Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will not be voting for her chosen senators and local officials, much less for herself, on May 13. Arroyo, who is seeking a second term as representative of Pampanga’s second congressional district, did...

Arrest order vs Arroyo, 9 others out

MANILA, Oct 4 (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan has issued an arrest order against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and 9 others due to plunder charges involving the alleged misuse of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds. Included in the warrant of arrest...

Mike Arroyo ‘flees’ despite watch list order

BI ordered to probe Mike Arroyo’s departure MANILA, Aug 5 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to probe the circumstances behind former first gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo’s departure for Hong Kong over the weekend...

Arroyo has no sign of infection, doctor says

MANILA, Aug. 2011 (Mabuhay) — Former president and now Pampanga 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is showing no sign of infection after undergoing cervical spine surgery at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Taguig City Friday morning (July 29). Dr. Juliet...

Fifth plunder case filed vs Arroyo over ‘misuse’ of PCSO funds

MANILA, July (Mabuhay) — A fifth plunder charge was filed against former President and incumbent Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Tuesday for the alleged misuse of P325-million funds of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Aside from violation of...

Gloria Arroyo ready to face new wave of graft raps

MANILA, July 15 (Mabuhay) – Even though she is saddened over the new wave of graft accusations against her, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is ready to face the charges against her before a proper forum, her legal spokesman said on Friday. Lawyer and defeated...