SC trash plunder case versus Gloria Arroyo

The Supreme Court En Banc has dismissed the plunder case against former President and re-elected Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in connection with all the alleged misuse of P366-million in intelligence funds of state lottery firm Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Workplace (PCSO).

Within a press briefing, SC spokesperson Ted Te stated the En Banc inside a vote of 11-4 ruled to dismiss the truth on account of the weak proof presented because of the prosecution group.

“Wherefore, the Court grants the petition for certiorari, annuls and hang aside the resolutions issued in Criminal Case No. SB-12-CRM-0174 by the Sandigabayan on April 16 2015 and September ten, 2015…Grants the petitioners’ respective demurrers to proof, dismisses Criminal Case No. SB-12-CRM-0174 as towards the petitioners Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Benigno Aguas for insufficiency of proof,” Te stated reading the dispositive portion in the ruling.

Aguas, the first kind PCSO price range and accounts manager, may be the co-accused of Arroyo inside the case. Te mentioned the SC En Banc orders Arroyo and Aguas’ “immediate release from detention." Te mentioned the SC En Banc voted 11-4 in Arroyo’s case and 10-5 in Aguas’ case. People who voted for from the dismissal in the case have been:

Justice Presbitero J. Velasco, Jr. Justice Teresita J. Leonardo-De Castro Justice Arturo D. Brion Justice Diosdado M. Peralta Justice Lucas P. Bersamin Justice Mariano C. Del Castillo Justice Jose P. Perez Justice Jose C. Mendoza Justice Bienvenido L. Reyes Justice Estela M. Perlas-Bernabe Justice Francis H. Jardeleza Those that dissented had been: Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio Justice Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa Justice Marvic Mario Victor F. Leonen

Te noted that each one concerned "will must wait for selection." He didn't say as soon as the ruling would ne served towards the parties. Te stated the selection could be released together with separate dissenting opinions from Sereno and Leonen, some other concurring opinion from Justice Arturo Brion, and separate concurring and dissenting opinions, respectively, from Perlas-Bernabe. "The choice will likely be served on counsels as well as the counsels are fully aware of what to accomplish beyond this concept," he told reporters in the briefing.

Arroyo has become below hospital arrest in the Veterans Memorial Health-related Center (VMMC) in Quezon City because 2012 in connection with all the plunder case. It was subsequently in October 2015, when Arroyo’s camp filed a petition for certiorari prior to the Supreme Court demanding the reversal in the Sandiganbayan Initial Division’s rulings denying her petition for bail at the same time as her demurrer to proof. In their own demurrer to proof, Mrs. Arroyo was looking for the dismissal from the case halfway by means of the trial according to the supposed weak proof in the prosecution.

Following Mrs. Arroyo’s filing of her petition for certiorari, the higher court ordered Sandiganbayan 1st Division to temporarily halt the trial in the case till the petition was resolved. "Thank God. They took away six years of her life-- a harmless lady," former initial gentleman Mike Arroyo mentioned inside a text message. Malacañang, meanwhile, urged concerned parties to respect the selection on the court. “The Supreme Court has spoken...We will respect and adhere to the Higher Court’s selection,” Communications Secretary Martin Andanar stated inside a statement.


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