Philippine authorities arrested a son of former President Joseph Estrada after a court found sufficient evidence to try him on charges of stealing at least 183.8 million pesos ($4.2 million) of development funds.
The husband of former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo asked the Supreme Court to stop her prosecution on charges of electoral fraud, potentially setting up the latest legal standoff with the government.
Philippine police arrested former President Gloria Arroyo in a Manila hospital on charges of election fraud, preventing her from again attempting to leave the country after the top court granted her permission to do so.
Former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo plans to fly to Singapore tomorrow to consult doctors, in a further test of the government’s resolve to defy a Supreme Court order allowing her to seek treatment overseas.
Former Philippines President Gloria Arroyo faces renewed charges that she skimmed $35 million from a 2007 contract given to a Chinese telecommunication company in the latest move against her family since she stepped down last year.
Former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo pleaded not guilty to charges of election fraud, paving the way for the second trial of one of the country’s top leaders on corruption allegations within a decade.