All clear as another Sandigan division allows Mike Arroyo to travel abroad



Former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan just removed the final obstacle to former First Gentleman Juan Miguel “Mike” Arroyo’s trip abroad when its second division granted his petition to travel to Japan and Hong Kong from February 3 to 10.

The Office of the Ombudsman filed a graft charge against Arroyo, accusing him of selling two secondhand Raven I helicopters, but that were passed off as brand-new.

The court’s fourth division, where Arroyo faces a graft case on the botched telecommunications project known as the NBN-ZTE deal with China, has allowed his request to travel with conditions that he could only leave on the schedule of his travel and that he present his passport as proof.

The former first gentleman is set to meet with the Association of Overseas Filipino Communities in Edogawa-Ku in Japan before proceeding to Hong Kong.

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  • ian reyes

    Mike…pls bring your mamasita and dont come back……

  • Weder-Weder Lang

    Kung bata-bata lang si FG at matabang-mataba tulad ng dati, pwedeng-pwede sya maging sumo wrestler sa Japan. Ang ganda pa naman ng boss niya.

  • sl1

    As long as he follows strictly the court conditions then it is just okay as the right to travel is guaranteed by the constitution.

  • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

    You think De Lima will allow him? Or will she again disregard the law?

    • marionics

      di na siguro. they got the queen na e hahaha

      • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        pero, from what I gather, he holds the purse. (As she holds or held the power.)

        We might be incarcerating an empty shell while the fat (lol), is being transferred, dba. In some sense, we might get a guilty GMA but can’t draw the money she squandered because it has flown away na.

        I wouldn’t put it past exFG.

      • marionics

        e what are you going to do? if you don’t even have enough to file a case e di sorry. ganyan talaga ang buhay. bahala na sila. watch na lang tayo ng susnod na kabanata he he

  • Darwin

    Government should send a representative to check authenticity of that Filipino community in Japan. This is the second time he used a Filipino community in Japan as excuse for his travel. It might be the same group, and it might be non-existent.

    • Mark

      “..and it might be non-existent”  – perhaps the case against

      • Darwin

        The PNP chopper case is solid. Unless bugled by our very good prosecutors.

      • Mark

        “The PNP chopper case is solid” – Solid yet until now its very hard to be proven. 
        “Unless bugled by our very good prosecutors” – same Pinoy mentality, Pag natalo, dinaya daw- pag na talo ang kaso, nilaglag ng abogado..tsk.tsk.tsk

        FG: Catch me if you can. da-ran..da-ran

  • $37644997

    What is his hidden agenda anyways?

    • JuanTamadachi

      perhaps meet with his private bankers in HKG.

      • leomar101

         Back up your accusations. What prevent you from doing it? You have serena as your backer in the SC?. hahaha or baka sabihin mo doon sa corte wala kang direct  knowledge sa kaso, narinig mo lang. Kagaya ng sinabi ni Casino tungkol sa ZTE case. hahaha.

      • JuanTamadachi

        re-read my post, notice the word “perhaps”? Myopia gets em every time.

      • JuanTamadachi

        (deleted wrong thread)

    • leomar101

       It’s none of your business to know his reason  for going to Hongkong.. Everybody is presumed innocent until proven guilty should be applied not to the kkk only. As you can see slowly but surely the cases against them is slowly crumbling like an iced castle. hahaha. All your accusations should be back up with hard evidence not laway only with the help of media friendly to the mongol. When  non yelos would accuse your idol you will say go to court and sue him. this rule should also be applied to you heppas. hahaha.

  • Fred

    While abroad, Mike might feign illness!
    And this might not be covered by an agreement set by the Sandiganbayan.
    Beware! Be wary!

    • Mike Arroyo

       Sows! Gumagawa ka ng sarili mong multo. Puros haka haka.

  • kipbuts

    gaobra man gid tikal ni Miguel ba? Ginsingganan niya Sandigan gapati man sa iya tikal. Indi ka na mabalik, hah Miguel. Anhon mo man damo kuwarta kun indi ka kalagaw.

  • Ruel

    This guy is going to check or move his hidden wealth somewhere else. Money works wonders with this select of people who corrupted the country for so long and still can get  away  with their crimes. I guess the constitution was written to favor those that can afford expensive lawyers!

  • diamond_digger

    OOnce the cuckoo is out of its coop, it will never, ever come back again. Bye, bye cuckoo. Your escape may result to another impeachment of certain hoodlums in robes.

  • sakinlang

    TAKBO, MIGUEL, TAKBO!  Ha!ha!ha!ha!

    • JuanTamadachi

      run fat boy run, de lima’s on her way. :)

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  • Your_King

    Sadly his wife cannot leave.GMA is the trophy of Aquino. Without her, Aquino has not done anything. In Davos he even found a way to attack GMA again. Abalos can leave, the husband Arroyo can leave, but GMA is stuck in detention even when she needs to have surgery abroad. Aquino’s government and selective justice system is the system being followed by the courts.

  • johnvforeighner

    And I wonder how much it cost him, to be able to escape, again???

  • disqusted0fu

    Why are people so scared of the Arroyos escaping? When did they ever escape anyway? And what are they escaping from? All charges against the couple are weak and have not been proven. It’s been about a year or so and the prosecutors have not been able to provide evidences against the Arroyos. It is getting clearer that everything is just persecution and vindictiveness.

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