Sen. Pimentel: ‘I respect court’s decision’By Cathy Yamsuan
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines — Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel said he respected a local court’s decision Wednesday to allow former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to post bail.
“I respect the judge’s decision and its a good sign that the judicial proceses are working in our country,” Pimentel said when sought for his comment on the ruling by the Pasay City regional trial court.
Arroyo is facing electoral sabotage charges for her alleged involvement in fraud during the 2007 polls where Pimentel lost to then Senator Juan Miiguel Zubiri.
Zubiri resigned from the Senate in 2011, allowing Pimentel who protested the results of the poll to take his place.
‘It all depends on the evidence presented against now Pampanga Representative Arroyo,” said Pimentel.
“Since there was only one witness against her, an alleged eyewitness, then the grant of bail means that the judge isn’t convinced that the evidence against Arroyo was strong,” he said.