Aquino backs DOJ chief’s decision on Arroyo travel request | Inquirer News

Aquino backs DOJ chief’s decision on Arroyo travel request

/ 03:35 PM November 09, 2011

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino on Wednesday expressed his agreement with the decision of Justice Secretary Leila De Lima to deny former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s request to go abroad supposedly for medical treatment.

“We need her here for her arraignment if this will be needed,” Aquino said in a news briefing for him to personally address the issue in Malacañang.


Arroyo is the subject of a complaint for electoral sabotage–a non-bailable offense–before the Department of Justice.

“If she won’t return, how can she be made answerable?” Aquino said.


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