Gloria Arroyo allowed to undergo medical tests

Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo arrives with husband, Jose Miguel, at the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court in Quezon City, Metro Manila, April 11, 2012. Arroyo entered a plead of not guilty to allegations of graft and corruption in the tainted telecommunications deal with China in 2007. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo (PHILIPPINES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)

Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo arrives with husband, Jose Miguel, at the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court in Quezon City, Metro Manila, April 11, 2012. Arroyo entered a plead of not guilty to allegations of graft and corruption in the tainted telecommunications deal with China in 2007. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo (PHILIPPINES – Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan First Division on Thursday granted the motion of former President and incumbent Pampanga Second District Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to undergo medical tests at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City on Oct. 21 to 22.

The anti-graft court granted the motion for humanitarian consideration after the prosecution no longer opposed the said motion.

In her motion, Arroyo said her doctors advised her to undergo nerve conduction velocity testing among other tests after she began experiencing numbness of her left arm and weakness of her grip.

The doctors believe it may be caused by her cervical spine problems.

Meanwhile, Arroyo filed her certificate of candidacy on Wednesday through her son, Mikey Arroyo.

The former president is seeking reelection as representative of Pampanga’s second district.

She is currently in hospital detention at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center while facing a plunder case for alleged misuse of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds during her term. (MNS)

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