You’ll never guess who wants to help Gloria Arroyo

The info comes from the same veteran journalist who wrote an unauthorized Imelda Marcos biography.

Paolo Romero of The Philippine Star reports: "Amal Alamuddin, an international human rights lawyer and fiancée of Hollywood star George Clooney, has expressed her intention of bringing the case of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo before the United Nations."

 

The source of Romero’s information was The Philippine Star columnist Carmen Pedrosa, who, as the report explained, is a longtime friend of Alamuddin's mother, Al-Hayat foreign editor Baria Alamuddin. Pedrosa met her when she was living in London.

 

Apparently. Clooney’s fiancee had "recently visited Manila following a speaking engagement in Singapore and was told about Arroyo’s case." (Arroyo is currently under "hospital detention" because she is facing plunder charges in connection with the P366 million Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office scam that was allegedly committed when she was still president. She is currently the congresswoman of Pampanga’s 2nd District."

 

Romero had quoted Pedrosa as saying, "By the time she (Alamuddin) was on her way to London she committed to help former President Arroyo by advising her on her rights under international law."

 

According to Pedrosa, Alamuddin had said, "Even political enemies have rights."

 

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