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25 Jul 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] A regional court of the Philippines on Tuesday granted bail to former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] who was detained on electoral fraud charges. The court reasoned that the evidence, based mainly on a single witness' testimony, was insufficient to bring the charges against the former … [read more]

Legal News
12 Apr 2011
by Aman Kakar

[JURIST] The Philippine anti-graft court, the Sandiganbayan [official website], said Monday that it ordered Imelda Marcos, wife of deceased Philippine ex-dictator Ferdinand Marcos [JURIST news archive], to return USD $280,000 in state funds stolen by her husband. The money was stolen from the National Food Authority, a government agency responsible … [read more]

Legal News
26 Oct 2007
by Patrick Porter

[JURIST] Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada [BBC profile] was freed from detention Friday after receiving a presidential pardon [text; JURIST report] earlier this week. Estrada had been held for over six years on corruption charges. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's decision to issue the pardon has been questioned by her critics as … [read more]

Legal News
25 Oct 2007
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada [BBC profile] received a presidential pardon Thursday from his former vice president and now President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo [official website]. Estrada will be released from jail after having served six and a half years on corruption charges under the nation's economic plunder law [text] for … [read more]

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