March 4, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On March 4, 2006, following the end of President Gloria Arroyo's state of emergency, the Manila Daily Tribune reported that it had been charged with sedition. The newspaper's vocal criticism of the president led to a government raid while the state of emergency was in force. Specific charges were ...[read more]
November 22, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On November 22, 2011, the former president of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, was sued by the relatives of 57 people killed in a 2009 massacre. The families sought damages from Arroyo for her alleged support of the Ampatuan family, who government prosecutors believed was behind the ...[read more]
November 19, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On November 19, 2011, Philippine authorities formally charged former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo with allegations of electoral sabotage, one day after being arrested for corruption and election fraud. Arroyo was arrested in her hospital room while being treated for a bone ailment, after the ...[read more]
October 29, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
A Philippines court entered a not guilty plea on behalf of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Monday. Arroyo is accused of misappropriating $8.8 million in state lottery funds while in office. The judge entered the plea for Arroyo because she refused to enter a plea and her counsel stated ...[read more]
October 22, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
Former Philippines President and current Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has filed a bill seeking to allow the country's Department of Justice to grant "medical parole" to sick inmates. In particular, the three-page Medical Parole Act of 2012, authored by Macapagl-Arroyo and her ...[read more]
October 16, 2012
by Clay Flaherty
JURIST Columnist Edsel Tupaz of Tupaz & Associates examines the recent "rearrest" of former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and argues that Arroyo's bail arrangement is not necessarily a strong indication of the strength of evidence against her...Last July, and after eight months ...[read more]
October 4, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
An anti-graft court in the Philippines on Thursday ordered the arrest of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in a corruption case alleging the misuse of state lottery funds. This is the third corruption case pending against Arroyo, who made bail in July after eight months of detention in an ...[read more]
July 25, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A regional court of the Philippines on Tuesday granted bail to former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo 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 president ...[read more]
May 29, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Senate of the Philippines on Tuesday voted to remove Chief Justice Renato Corona on charges of violating the constitution through failure to declare his assets in a sworn statement. Renato was impeached on eight charges, but only one issue was brought to a vote. The most high profile of the ...[read more]
April 16, 2012
by Jamie Davis
The Supreme Court of the Philippines on Monday released its 9-6 decision dismissing seven suits filed against former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo that challenged the constitutionality of the declaration of martial law she made in 2009. The court also determined that the suits were rendered ...[read more]

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