Gloria Arroyo posts bail

Judge Mupas of the Pasay Regional Trial Court allowed Gloria Arroyo to post bail for her electoral sabotage case.

She is now free to go to her home in La Vista where she will await the warrant of arrest for the plunder case involving hundreds of millions of pesos in PCSO intelligence funds.

As soon as the warrant is served, Gloria Arroyo will definitely seek either house arrest or hospital detention and she will get it because Erap was allowed to spend his six years trial for plunder in his rest house in Tanay, Rizal because of a serious medical condition called a “bum knee”.

Manuel Buencamino

Buencamino was a weekly columnist for Today and Business Mirror. He has also written articles in other publications like Malaya, Newsbreak, "Yellow Pad" in Business World, and "Talk of the Town" in the Inquirer. He is currently with Interaksyon, the news site of TV5. MB blogged for Filipino Voices, blogs for ProPinoy and maintains a blog, Uniffors.com. Game-changers for him, as far as music goes, are Monk, Miles, Jimi, and Santana.

  • UPnnGrd

    Wow!! Now the Sandiganbayan is also showing uncooperativeness with deLima and Malakanyang.

    Lacierda must be apoplectic that the Sandiganbayan did not issue an arrest-warrant.

    Now what the Inquirer-dot- may not be true, but what it reports is:

    The Sandiganbayan First Division on Friday refused to issue an arrest order against former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The anti-graft court instead ordered the Office of the Ombudsman to
    further investigate the plunder case, a non-bailable offense, it filed
    against Arroyo.
    . . . .
    The Sandiganbayan First Division on Friday refused to issue an arrest order against former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The anti-graft court instead ordered the Office of the Ombudsman to
    further investigate the plunder case, a non-bailable offense, it filed
    against Arroyo.

    ——
    Malakanyang really has to load up the Supreme Court and other courts with judges who will be mor (e cooperative with Malakanyang to expedite the arrival of President Noynoy’s vision of JUSTICE.

    • UPnnGrd

      I don’t know their names, but they should be fired, the folks of The Sandiganbayan First Division Surely, PersiNoynly has authority to fire them, right????

      PersiNoynoy has fired a Deputy Ombudsman, then surely he can fire ‘dem of Sandiganbayan First Divsion who receives government paychecks.

  • UPnnGrd

    Did Judge Mupas really say “… weak evidence?”

    deLima’s prosecution had more evidence than hearsay, right? Hearsay — practically everyone knows (had they watched enougn made-in-USA TV shows) — is inadmissible in court-of-law. deLima wouldn’t have violated a Supreme Court order based only on hearsay, would she?

    • UPnnGrd

      Brillantes has the right idea on what next..
      .. “The judge might be saying that the evidence is weak and so we need to get more,” Brillantes said.

      As for Sen Lacson… you judge it by yourself it about the merit of what the senator is reported to have said:

      “Bail posits the existence of a weak electoral sabotage case filed by the DOJ and Comelec. One lesson learned here is—we cannot build up a strong case through press releases and media interviews,” he said.

      • UPnnGrd

        But a most important message is being voiced by Lacierda, pointing to the damage of an independent judiciary. He doesn’t have to say it, but it makes sense that deLima gets into Supreme Court and more pro-Malakanyang judgets get into position so that whenebver Malakanyang points to and declares “You are GUILTY!!” to a congressman or a governor or a colonel or mayor, then not only does the person go to jail, the one Malakanyang says “You!!! Goi To Jail!!” the person goes to and stays in jail…. paperwork or no paperwork not relevant.