Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s NBN-ZTE cases raffled off, judge appointed by Erap gets them

Philstar.com reports that the criminal charges filed against Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for her alleged involvement in the anomalous national broadband network (NBN) deal "were raffled off on Monday, January 2, to the Sandiganbayan Fourth Division chaired by Associate Justice Gregory Ong, an appointee of former President Joseph Estrada."

Philstar.com reports that the criminal charges filed against Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for her alleged involvement in the anomalous national broadband network (NBN)-ZTE Corp. deal "were raffled off on Monday, January 2, to the Sandiganbayan Fourth Division chaired by Associate Justice Gregory Ong, an appointee of former President Joseph Estrada."

 

The report noted that "Presiding Justice Francisco Villaruz, in the presence of other magistrates, supervised the drawing of numbered balls to determine which court will hear the cases."

 

The report also quoted Ong, who said "We will treat this as an ordinary case like any other case pending before the Sandiganbayan." Ong is a former regional trial court (RTC) judge and former government prosecutor.

 

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