Bidding for North transport hub eyed in June

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) may bid out the proposed Integrated Transport System-North Terminal by middle of next year, once a location has been locked down for the transportation hub. Transportation Secretary Jun Abaya on...

Gloria Arroyo seeks temporary house arrest to attend grandson’s wake

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former President and incumbent Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Monday asked the Sandiganbayan for a nine day temporary house arrest to attend the wake of her 13 month old grandson who died Sunday of a congenital heart disease. “Accused Arroyo...

Arroyo may only be suspended through Congress vote

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House of Representatives will have to vote as a chamber if it would suspend former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Arroyo for graft over the NBN-ZTE deal, a House leader said. Majority floor leader Mandaluyong Representative Neptali...

Gloria Arroyo camp allowed to file motion to dismiss plunder case

MANILA, Aug 20 (Mabuhay) – Former president and incumbent Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Wednesday was finally allowed to file a demurrer to evidence, which is equivalent to asking the court for an acquittal. “Sa aming opinion, maaaring makita ng court na di sapat ang...

Prosecution failed to prove plunder vs. Arroyo, lawyers say

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Lawyers of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and her accused in the alleged misuse of P366 million in charity funds are set to show the Sandiganbayan that the prosecution has failed to present enough evidence for the plunder cases to hold. Lawyer Vic...

Grace Poe to revisit ‘highlights of fraud’ in 2004 polls

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Grace Poe will revisit in a privilege speech on Wednesday the controversial 2004 polls, which her late father, actor Fernando Poe Jr., lost to then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. In a text message on Monday, Senator Poe said she will recount...

Gloria Arroyo files motion for reconsideration of bail, promises not to flee PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay) − Former President and incumbent Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Thursday filed before the Sandiganbayan’s First Division a motion for reconsideration of bail. Arroyo, who has been denied bail several times by the anti-graft court due to strong evidence...

Iglesia backing Erap-GMA-Ramos alliance?

MANILA, Jan 9 (Mabuhay) – The lawyer of former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo denied Thursday that the Iglesia ni Cristo is supporting a possible alliance between former Presidents Fidel Ramos, Joseph Estrada and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. In a statement released to media,...

Lawyer blames Aquino for Gloria Arroyo health condition

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The camp of former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo on Friday blamed the Aquino administration for allegedly “directly contributing” to the health condition of his wife, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. At the same time, Ferdinand Topacio thanked...

Arroyos allowed to spend Christmas, New Year with GMA

MANILA, Dec 19 (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan First Division  has allowed the family of detained former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to spend December 24, 25, 31, 2013 and January 1, 2014 with her. The actual court order reads, “acting on accused Gloria...