Mike Arroyo takes early morning flight to Hong Kong, Japan

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Mike Arroyo, Hong Kong, Japan, Travel Abroad

Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former first gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo quietly left the country early Thursday.

Arroyo flew to Japan via Hong Kong aboard Cathay Pacific flight CX 904, which departed at 6:20 a.m.

His embarkation card showed his final destination was Narita International Airport and he was billeted at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.

Airport authorities said the husband of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was seen at the departure area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 as early as 3:45 a.m.

They said Arroyo went through normal security procedures like the other passengers.

Arroyo walked through the initial security screener without escorts. He proceeded to the business class check-in counter of Cathay Pacific, then to the terminal fee counter.

He then proceeded to the immigration counter where he presented his passport, ticket, departure card and a copy of a Sandiganbayan order allowing him to travel to Japan and Hong Kong.

Airport authorities said Arroyo waited for his flight at the Cathay Pacific lounge.

A female airport employee said Arroyo agreed to requests from some passengers to have their pictures taken with him.

“Some kids had their pictures taken with him and he was accommodating,” she said.

Arroyo is facing graft charges in connection with the $329-million national broadband network deal that his wife’s administration signed in 2007 with the Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp.

Last month, the Sandiganbayan Fourth Division granted his petition to be allowed to travel to Japan

Arroyo said he was going to meet with Japanese businessmen involved in hydroelectric operations and get some much needed rest.

Arroyo promised to return to the Philippines on May 10. He told reporters he was entitled to a presumption of innocence while the graft case was being heard and that he still had constitutional right to travel.

Originally posted at 01:54 pm | Thursday, May 03,  2012

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  • tra6Gpeche

    Happy trip, Mr Miguel Arroyo! Talagang masuerte ka pa rin. Kahit papaano ay makakapahinga ang iyong isipan sa mga kaso mong nakabinbin dito sa Pilipinas. Huwag mong kalilimutan ang bayan mong sinilangan, ganoon din ang asawa mong nakakulong sa Veteran Memorial Hospital at pakiusap lang ay sana’y bumalik ka sa madaling panahon. 

  • trav man

    Please corrupt other societies, we have enough

  • JosephNess

    The former first gentleman is expected to be back in the country on May 10. 

    what year ???
    babay na pilipinas…humabol ka ki tambol mayor…hahahaha !!!

    • Alajero

      ….why will you think Mikey will leave for good without … GMA…??

      • JosephNess

        did i think that ? it’s your thought that think that not mine…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFDQQH2M3OD6ZGBJNJ34UZHIV4 Enrico

    Di na humarang si De Lima? Pwede pala syang umalis eh, bakit nuon ay hinarang. Kung pwede pala, dapat panagutin si De Lima sa una nyang aksyong pag pigil sa pag alis ng mga Arroyo.

    • motorcyclemama

       Bop loks.

    • Guest

       Get your facts right. Don’t just make a comment for the heck of it! De Lima did not bar Mike Arroyo from leaving the country, it was GMA who was barred!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFDQQH2M3OD6ZGBJNJ34UZHIV4 Enrico

        Ikaw rin magbasa basa ka ulit dhil mag asawa silang pinigilan di lang si GMA

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFDQQH2M3OD6ZGBJNJ34UZHIV4 Enrico

        Rocky92 bakit binago mo pa pangalan mo…OK lang nman magkamali ah.

    • lanzthirteen

      Si Gloria ang pinigilan noon (hanggang ngayon actually ). Kaya ngayon naka detain na si Gloria.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFDQQH2M3OD6ZGBJNJ34UZHIV4 Enrico

        Mali ka pala eh. Mag asawa sila na pinigilan hindi lang si GMA. Magbasa ka nga uli.

      • RobertoMagtuytoy

        Ang galing ha.  SI GLORIA nga ang pakay.  ano ka ba? palusot ka na naman. nag hahamon ka pa ng basahan.  kukote na lang ang gamitin!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFDQQH2M3OD6ZGBJNJ34UZHIV4 Enrico

        Bakit si Gloria lang? Sya lang ba ang may kaso? Pareho silang may kaso at pareho silang pinigilan. Kaya ko nga sinasabing magbasa na lang pra di puro opinyon lang dahil sinabi naman talaga ni De Lima na di nya papayagan ang mga Arroyos hindi nya sinabi na si GMA lang.

      • RobertoMagtuytoy

        hahahahhahahah…

        :(

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFDQQH2M3OD6ZGBJNJ34UZHIV4 Enrico

        Napatawa na lang hahaha. Di mo kayang kontrahin kasi 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NNAJQQUKFAB4DITXYZPSG26FYA Martin

    How and why was he allowed to leave the country again? 

    • indiots

      alam mong indefinite ang TRO ng supreme court pabor sa mga ulanghiya. kaya si de lima wala ng kamay.

  • quirinomayer

    Dapat lang babalik si Mike dahil kung hindi, mawawalan ng itlog ang abogado nyang si Ferdinand Topacio. Pumusta si Topacio dati na pag di babalik ang kanyang kliyente pag nag-abroad sila e mapapakapon siya. 

    • AngLagay

      Do you think that he really care about his tupac lawyer? HINDI naman yagba niya ang mawawala. 

  • RobertoMagtuytoy

    Sir Mike Arroyo , ingat pa kayo.  Sna po naman ay maayos nyong maige ang mga DOllar accounts nyo na pera ng bayan.  Yun pong pera ni IGGY, ayusin nyo na rin, bakit parang malaki yata ang napunta kay IGGY. Naloko yata kayo ng kaptid nyo?

    Mag ingat po kayo sa kilos nyo dyan sa labas ng bansa.  Di baleng magulo ang buhay basta maraming pera ano po? PERANG GALING SA kabuktutan.  Alam naman nang buong bansa na malapit na kayong makulong.  Ang importante po, pag labas nyo yung pera intact pa rin.  Don’t worry kay Mam, hanggat may pa sweldo po kayo, mahal na mahal nila kayo.

  • marcos_hitler_diktador_tuta

    Mike, kung saan ka man naroroon, sana diyan ka na lang.

    Ok lang na hindi ka na bumalik o hindi na makabalik. We are a nation one less of corrupt BAboy like you.

    Sayonara.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZOKC6X7Q52Z4E5VLYNB7GF72Y Kaloy

    Babalik yang si Mike. Ang dollar deposits nila ni GMA ay joint account meaning FG can’t withdraw alone. GMA has to sign too. Kaya babalik yan kung hindi tutuloy sa Canada kay Mistress Vicky.
     

  • ztefertilizerscam5

    Nag money laundering lang ang mga magnanakaw..

  • Htee

    Punta ako sa Hong Kong, magpachange oil, hindi na pwede si pandak…tuyut na…

    • Gina_Cole

       Vicky To

  • robrano

    At least he travels on his expenses, unlike Noy’s frequent, senseless tours, very contrary to his promise not to travel much. He forget that in a straight path.

    • Jon70

       GMA did not spend a centavo in her trips while securing the loots in other countries. I am wrong again! Oh no…

  • Beguine

    Mike Arroyo is just checking with his bankers on their ill gotten
    wealth, and as gossip has it maybe meeting a mistress or two.

    What about his heart condition? What if he dies while doing it?

    • WeAry_Bat

       The longer it takes our taxpayer’s money and assorted bribes to return.

    • AngLagay

      That will be better for the Filipinos. Makakatipid for a long legal fight that result for nothing! Two type of Philippines justice: Pag mahirap ang nagkasala kahit maliit na krimen…salvage agad! Pag sikat at milyonario, Binabayaang magbakasyon muna ng p$@yetang:disqus judge. Kong talagang bakasyon lang, why not go to Hawaii, Caribean or Florida?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z3HHNU2CPY7I7DGMZK22D2AJQM Juan

    “Former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo quietly slipped out of the country early Thursday morning. ”

    Ano ang ini-expect? Magsisigaw o mag-ingay siya na aalis sya? Pathetic.

    • RobertoMagtuytoy

      In an average mind it simply means so Sudden o wala man lang news yesterday about his departure today.  Juan, your understanding is for the lower than average.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z3HHNU2CPY7I7DGMZK22D2AJQM Juan

        Big deal sayo pag-alis nya Roro? Sana inabangan mo sa airport at nagpa-autograph ka. May pa-average average ka pang nalalaman. Fan ka nya?

      • RobertoMagtuytoy

        Pinaliwanag lang po sa iiyo kung ano ang ibig sabihin noong english idiom na ginamit ng sumulat.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z3HHNU2CPY7I7DGMZK22D2AJQM Juan

        “Sudden and walang news sa departure” is the explanation? Big deal nga sayo. Get over na, aba! Pinayagan na ngang umalis at nakasampa na ang mga kaso. What else do you want?

      • RobertoMagtuytoy

        Ikaw tong merong ” WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT?”

        Ano ang ini-expect? Magsisigaw o mag-ingay siya na aalis sya? Pathetic.

      • etnarolfawa

        sobra ka naman kung  mang-insulto……iba ang pananaw niya  at iba rin ang pananaw mo….ibig sabihin  manalamin ka muna bago mo pagsabihan  si juan  ng nakakainsultong salita .

      • RobertoMagtuytoy

        Truth hurts.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z3HHNU2CPY7I7DGMZK22D2AJQM Juan

        May average mind daw kasi sya etnarolfawa. At ang basehan nya ay based sa 1 simple sentence. Pathetic.

  • indiots

    kahit 10 years yan mag R&R di magugutom.

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    At naglamierda ang malaking lalaki na inaakusahang ng pangdarabong!!!! itong pamilyang ito ay nagkukunwaring tupa,ngunit masahol pa sa lobo kung lumamon!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/wee_kender wee

    everyone needs a timeout from their hectic lying and thieving ways!

  • mangtom

    Why does PDI make a big deal of this porky’s departure? Who cares? Personally, I couldn’t care less if he left for Hades, which is the appropriate place for a jerk like him.

    Suggestion, please refrain from referring to him as former First Gentleman. Alam ba ninyo ang ibig sabihin ng gentleman?

  • bautistaro

    do you think hewill come back //////////???????SALAMAT PO GOD BLESS

  • pinoy63

    REGARDS KAY VICKY TOH MIKE!!!!!!!

  • jiroarturo

    Mag re-rest si Mike pero kakausapin daw ang mga Japanese investors? Baka naman mag wi-withdraw ng dollars pambayad sa mga abogado nila ni GMA.

  • http://twitter.com/ResidentPatriot ResidentPatriot

    Hindi ako makapaniwalang meron pa ring mga Filipino community na gustong marinig ang speech ng isang taong nahaharap sa ilang maseselang kaso. Mabait talaga ang mga Pilipino.

  • diamante905

    Palaging dahilan nang mga opisyales nang gobyerno kapag gusto nilang magtravel abroad. Kung hindi imbitasyon nang mga overseas Filipinos ang pakya nila o kung hindi naman investment-related. Ang sama pa ay uutusan iyong mga opisyales nang mga Filipino association na magpadala sila nang imbitasyon para opisyal ang pakya nila. Ito namang mga sunudsunuran na kababayan natin nagpapa-uto. Dahil ipinapakita nila sa mga kaibigan nila na malakas sila sa mga opisyales na ito. Tingnan mo si Mikey. Nag-attend nang Pampanga Day sa L.A. para kunin iyong na fundraise nila na $15K. Sa mga news reporters paki-check nga iyong pera kung napadala sa tamang proyekto? Kung isang daan dollars nga hirap na hirap maglabas nang pera ngayong napakahirap ng buhay sa Estados Unidos.

  • ITT_Co_Makati

    Much needed rest… refresh during your vacation so when you come back you will right the wrongs the PeNoy government did to you and your family. Bring honor back to the Filipino people from this repressive and “bobong” regime.

  • mangtom

    ITT_Co_Makati-are you under the influence of some kind of a drug? 

  • NoWorryBHappy

    Ferdinand Marcos introduced government corruption as a family business.
    Gloria Macapagal Arroyo institutionalized it.

    Is it any wonder why GMA is SO stoned quiet about Chinese intrusion on the
    Scarborough Shoal ? She’s scared to death that Chinese company,
    ZTE Corp, will blow the whistle on her and her husband’s kickbacks in the $329M NBN deal.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KBDTQ4FB6F7KHLCMHRCYCLWZCQ AGUILA

      they were stoned quite???;-(  or it might be… some of the islands in Scarborough Shoal… they used to sell to some Chinese  business billionaires?;-( and some to the Rulers of Middle East… and some to the  Asians  business billionaires?;-)  just like GMA did for her multiple travels to Middle East w/o officials government transactions or events??? just to convinced.. the Middle East Rulers to invest more to Philippines… to Buy Islands to be used an exclusive resorts for Arab nationals…???;-) just like the Prime Minister’s Family of Bahrain… proud to announced of their purchased Island from GMA???;-( …, GMA came to ME just to made series of followed up the secrets deal in investments of the ME rulers to GMA… by buying Islands… ???;-( and Her Pausing in the CHA CHA… to 100% OWNED  FOREIGN INVESTMENT??;-) SHAME TO HER…??? BEHIND THE REASONS FOR THAT…, becoz the Rulers of  ME demanded from HER.., that it must be first to 100% ownership!!!;-((  MGA KABABAYAN KO>>> the day after she came home from ME>>>> !!! ;-(( OUR MOTHER LAND>>> OUR HOME>><  OUR ISLANDS were put in FOR SALE???;-( by the Corrupt  Government and Corrupt First Families???? MABUHAY TAYONG MGA TUNAY NA FILIPINO!!!;-))) sa PUSO SA DIWA AT SA SALITA!!! GOD BLESS PHILIPPINES!!!

    • archerfan

      Eh anong tawag mo sa pagnanakaw ng pamilya aquino? Kamag anak inc> ba yun? 

      • herbieMD

        Anong ninakaw nila? or wrong choice of word lang ba ito?

  • laguar

    This was a news item yesterday and the same item is news today. For goodness sake – what’s newsworthy about Mike Arroyo’s trip to Japan?

    • ddano

      Envelope journalist itong si Tina siguro .

  • Ommm

    Wow nice hotel…and rooms are only 15000P a night…x6 , thats only 90,000P for the week!

    Of course meals are extra. Its a shame the wifey has a previous engagement and can’t join him..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FMILZVJMPLRYOGFXL6PPNEVS24 Mike Arroyo

    Yey! I am going to Japan and Hong Kong. Belat!

  • adamson11

    hey also update my account in singapore and syria huh! don’t worry about going to syria as ricky razon will provide his private jet and the assad regime will make sure your safety after all they are using your stolen dollars to feed opps massacre his people… pasalabung kay madam pls…
     

  • Fabelous2

    Hello….hello…..Elena…. is it true I heard someone saying my Miguel have left town and not coming back?  ‘festeng yawa man gid pala yan a he left in a haste without nary a hello and goodbye to me?  To think he even got all of the bank books while all I have in this crappy veterans hospital is looking at your face everyday?  Nasan ba si Raul Gonzalez please tell him I need his advice on how to get rid of Pidal who maybe on his way to Vickie?

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