Akbayan on ‘sneaky’ Arroyo bail petition: Not on our watch

Akbayan on ‘sneaky’ Arroyo bail petition: Not on our watch

Akbayan Party-list Representative Walden Bello chided the camp of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for filing another bail petition before the Sandiganbayan’s First Division in connection with the misuse of 366 million pesos of the PCSO intelligence funds. The lawmaker said the move was obviously taking advantage of the public’s attention on the Supreme Court’s recent decision on the DAP (Disbursement Acceleration Program) in order for Arroyo to sneak out of detention.

“It’s almost coincidental that the petition for bail was filed a day after the High Court also declared certain parts of DAP as unconstitutional. But it isn’t. It was obviously timed when everyone’s attention was focused on the Supreme Court. Too bad for Arroyo, we were also keeping...

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