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SC justice Peralta inhibits self from Arroyo petition on plunder case

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Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—An Associate Justice of the Supreme Court inhibited himself from handling the petition of former President, now Pampanga Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo asking the high court to stop the trial of her plunder case.

Sandiganbayan has filed a P366-plunder case against Arroyo for allegedly misusing the intelligence funds of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta was originally designated as the ponente (author) of the case, but he begged off saying he is close to a counsel of one of Arroyo’s co-accused.

Sources said Peralta inhibited because his brother –in-law Atty. Cornelio Aldon – is the legal counsel of former PCSO Board of Director member Raymundo Roquero, one of Arroyo’s co-accused.

Due to Peralta’s decision to inhibit, the high court last Tuesday reset the deliberation on Arroyo’s petition so that another raffle can be conducted to reassign the case to another justice.

Arroyo, in her 81 page petition is asking the high court to reverse the findings of probable cause by the Ombudsman and order the dismissal of the plunder case.

Her co-accused Commission on Audit (COA) Region V head Nilda Plaras already received a temporary restraining order from the Supreme Court. The high court granted her petition and stopped the Sandiganbayan from implementing the arrest warrant issued against her.


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

    sino pa kaya sa mga alipores ni Gloriang Mandarambong ang mag-iinhibit….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WJX5I5FJL52QCZDUKDNWOTIZHQ Lateralus

      pag di nag inhibit e titirahin, ngayong nag inhibit tinira pa rin at tinawag na alipores? ano ba dapat ang gagawin? hahaha

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

        kung hinde alipores ano pala ang dapat..ah,,dapat pala,,KASAPAKAT !!!! KAKUTSABA  !!!!

  • ztefertilizerscam9

    TAXPAYER MONEY

    Jose Miguel Arroyo owned helicopters 

    five helicopters—all Robinson R44 Raven 
    with Series Nos. 1370 to 1374
    A total of $1,423,025 was paid to Lionair 

    GlorIa Gift to Mitsubishop and Safari
     Butuan City Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos, who received a Mitsubishi Montero, Bontoc-Lagawe Bishop Rodolfo Beltran (Nissan Pathfinder), Abra Bishop Leopoldo Jaucian (Mitsubishi Strada), Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo (Toyota Grandia Hi-Ace), Basilan Bishop Martin Jumoad (Mitsubishi Strada), Zamboanga Archbishop Romulo Valles (Toyota Grandia Hi-Ace); and Nueva Segovia Archbishop Ernesto Salgado (Isuzu Crosswind).

    Gloria Macapal-Arroyo spent a whopping P2.85 billion for foreign trips she made during her nine years in office.

    Ex Fake President Gloria Arroyo’s $20,000 worth of dinner @ Le Cirque, New York, USA

  • ztefertilizerscam9

    45.- “Vote Buying” by giving away Philhealth cards

    46.- Taxpayers’ money for her giant billboards and and 

    PCSO tv campaign ads

    47- Appointment of Ben Abalos, a staunch GMA ally, as 

    COMELEC chair

    48.- Mikey Arroyo’s importation of 32 thoroughbred horses 

    from Australia worth P384 million.

    49.Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo used 2 choppers 16 

    times, son Mikey 69

    50.PNoy: PAGCOR spent P1 BILLION on coffee

    51.Jose Miguel Arroyo owned helicopters’
    all Robinson R44 Raven Is with Series Nos. 1370 to 1374
    A total of $1,423,025 was paid to Lionair for the five 

    helicopters.

    52.Pagcor ‘pabaon’ to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: P345M

    53.The godmother’s ties to the Pinedas(Jueteng lord)

    54. Glorietta 2 and Batasan bombings

        The Glorietta 2 bombing happened during the height of 

    the bribery case which took place in Malacañang.

    55. Misuse of Balikatan funds Navy Lt. Nancy Gadian 

    revealed an alleged malversation of funds in 2007

    56. Solon: Charge Gloria Arroyo for taking P98-M from 

    PNoy’s social fund

    57. 50 MILLION PABAON GENERALS

        Former Armed Forces chiefs of staff Narciso Abaya, 

    Dionisio Santiago, Generoso Senga, Hermogenes Esperon, and 

    Alexander Yano,chiefs of staff – Angelo Reyes, Diomedio  

    Villanueva, and Roy Cimatu and MANY MORE..

    58.Colmenares: GMA had P488 billion in ‘pork.

    59. P1 BILLION down the drain in Arroyo-era jatropha 

    project—DOST chief 
    60.Fishers push plunder rap vs Arroyo in purchase of ice machines( overpriced at P455 million in 2009.)
    61.$225-million overprice of Metro Rail Transit Corp. (MRTC), 
    62.Successor sues Pichay over P2.3-B fund mess
    63.Noli De Castro P6.6 billion pesos Pag-ibig Fund scam.
    64.Arroyo execs pocket P15-B from bridge scam

  • ztefertilizerscam9

    Former  Pres. Arroyo , corruption and many 

    more..

    1. NBN ZTE Scandal

    2. Millions of bribe money to Congressmen and Governors 

    (October 2007)

    3. Cheating in 2004 Elections (HELLO GARCI)

    4. Joc Joc Bolante Case (Fertilizer Scam, P728 Million)

    5. JOSE PIDAL Bank Account (Unexplained Wealth, P200 

    Million)

    6. NANI PEREZ Power Plant Deal ($2 Million)

    7. Use of Road User’s Tax for Campaigning

    8. Billion Peso Macapagal Boulevard (Overprice of P532 

    Million)

    9. Juetengate? (Illegal Numbers game kickbacks)

    10. Extra Judicial Killings

    11. Arroyo Moneys in Germany (Exposed by Senator Cayetano)

    12. General GARCIA and Other Military Men

    13. Billion Peso Poll Automation contract to(Mega Pacific) 

    (P1.3 Billion)

    14. Northrail Project($503 Million)

    15.  Maguindanao Results of 2007 Elections (ZUBIRI, BEDOL)

    16.  NAIA-3

    17.  Venable Contract (Norberto Gonzales)

    18.  Swine Scam (Exposed by? Atty. Harry Roque

    19. GLORIA Arroyo son hidden assets in united states

    20. EURO GENERAL’S

    21. CALAMITY FUND SCANDAL.

    22.  C-5 road controversy — Senator Manuel Villar

    23.P550-million worth of funds from the Overseas Workers’ 

    Welfare Administration (OWWA).

    24. P780-million LWUA funds-PROSPERO PICHAY

    25. BISHOPS’s SUV-Gloria Birthday gift

    26. Arroyo linked in P325M lotto intelligence fund

    27. Arroyo got P200M in kickbacks from govt projects-Zaldy 

    Ampatuan 

    28. P200.41 billion or $4.6 billion in Malampaya royalties 

    from 2002 to May this year.

    29.LACSON ACCUSED FG MIKE ARROYO OF SELLING 3  REFURBISHED 

    HELICOPTERS TO PNP AT P105 MILLION EACH

    30. 600,Thousand metric tons of Rotten rice imported from 

    India.Kishore Hemlani, an Indian trader allegedly close to 

    Arroyo, reportedly bagged the P9.5 billion contract for 

    the rice importation. 

    31. DATO ARROYO wife bought the condo unit for $570,000, 

         70-square-meter one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit (Unit 

    No. 533) at the luxury high-rise, full-service Gramercy 

    Towers located at 1177 California St. in upscale downtown 

    San 
    Francisco.

    32.- P50-million bribe to FG for the president’s veto of 

    two franchise bills

    33. The additional funding led to a 41-percent spike in  

    advertising expenses, from P76.129 million in 2008 to 

    P107.420 million in 2009, which went mostly to ads for 

    Arroyo’s achievements.

    34. The report said the PIA received from the Department 

    of Budget and Management a notice of cash allocations 

    amounting to P344.789 million, even though only P222.488 
    million was appropriated for it under the national budget.

    35.- Denial of pork barrel funds to Malacanang’s political 

     enemies

    36.- Praises for Jovito Palparan, alleged mastermind of 

    extra judicial killings of militants

    37.- Removal of govt bodyguards for former pres and Arroyo 

     critic, Cory Aquino

    38.- Appointment of manicurist as a member of the board of 

     Pag-Ibig

    39. Appointment of gardener as deputy of the Luneta Park  

    Administration.

    40. MIDNIGHT APPOINTMENT of an Arroyo,RENATO CORONA, as SC 

    Chief Justice

          200+ other illegal midnight appointments

    41.- MIKEY ARROYO’s undeclared properties in California

    42.- Pardon of controversial convicted criminals like 

    Ninoy’s murderers

    43.- EO 464; requiring Cabinet members to seek 

    presidential clearance before testifying in Congress 

    hearings

    44.- Promise (on Rizal Day) to not run for the presidency 

    in 2004

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

    This, incidentally, is what Corona should’ve done in any cases regarding GMA.

  • dorothyanne88

    The arroyo appointees are at play just to delay arroyo’s conviction until she reaches the age of 70 in order to avail of clemency.

  • Cal_Reznick

    He probably saw that due to the weak nature of the case, he’d have no choice but to decide in favor of the former President which would upset the President. And i’m sure he didn’t want to upset the President since he knew that if you upset the President, just like the former CJ did, you would be removed.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

      naghihintay lang yan ng dagdag…nang hinde nadagdagan nagtampo kaya nag-inhibit ..matampuhin pa ang animal..pwee…

      • Cal_Reznick

        To keep it plain and simple and get down to the bottom of the point…there is no concrete evidence that the former President committed any of the accusations.

        If there were evidence then they’d have already publicized it by now and the President would have been showing the evidence off. But again there is not that is why this case will not stand for much longer.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5ZRWQ56NXM55GVFJM6BFECOXKU Denzio

    Unbelievable, how can these people sleep at night with all these greed and corruption running through their veins!!!

  • pikloy

    A public servant who can not do his/her job calls should resign and give way to others who can for the sake of the country. A personal and patriotic self sacrifice move.



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