Gloria Arroyo’s 2004 polls bribery, corruption charges dismissed by Ombudsman due to "insufficient evidence"

InterAksyon.com reports: "The Office of the Ombudsman on Wednesday dismissed bribery and corruption charges against former President and current Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in connection with the 2004 elections in Mindanao, citing insufficiency of evidence."

InterAksyon.com reports: "The Office of the Ombudsman on Wednesday dismissed bribery and corruption charges against former President and current Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in connection with the 2004 elections in Mindanao, citing insufficiency of evidence."

 

The report noted that Arroyo and six others-namely, former Commission on Elections Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano; former Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Director General and Philippine Ports Authority General Manager Alfonso Cusi; PPA Manager Efren Ballozos; former Justice Secretary Agnes Devanadera; former Shariah Circuit Court Judge Nagamura Moner; and former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo-were accused of conspiring to commit bribery under Articles 210 and 211 of the Revised Penal Code and violated Section 3 (a) and (e) of Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act during the May 2004 elections in Lanao Del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Tawi-Tawi, Sultan Kudarat, and Cotabato City.

 

A GMA News report indicates that the charges against the former president’s co-accused were also dismissed.

 

For more on this story, log on to InterAksyon.com or GMA News Online.

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