Gov’t bucks Mike Arroyo bid to travel abroad

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Former first Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The prosecution on Tuesday asked the Sandiganbayan to reject former first gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo’s request to travel to Japan and Hong Kong on Feb. 3-10, saying he was a flight risk.

State Assistant Special Prosecutor Lynette Jandoc-Ludan, in a four-page opposition, urged the antigraft court’s Second Division to deny Arroyo’s petition for authority to travel to the two places.

Ludan said Arroyo was a flight risk because he also stands accused in another graft case in another Sandiganbayan division.

“Thus, evading his indictment is not far-fetched in view of the large amount of money involved in the cases filed against him,” said Ludan.

Arroyo stands accused of graft in the Second Division in connection with his alleged involvement in the P105-million overpriced helicopter deal with the Philippine National Police.

In the Fourth Division, he is facing trial for his alleged role in the botched multimillion-dollar NBN-ZTE broadband deal with China which his wife, then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, canceled after allegations of bribery involving himself and some government officials surfaced.

The prosecution pointed out Arroyo had not been arraigned by the Sandiganbayan Second Division due to a pending motion for reconsideration he filed in the Office of the Ombudsman.  Cynthia D. Balana

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  • doublecross

    naku hwag palabasin ang MAGNANAKAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bogli_anakdami

    hoy mga kabayang flips… ‘wawa naman si porky mickey makapal arroyo…

    cge, kapag inatake yan sa puso at natepok, kasalanan ninyong lahat…

    warning lang sa inyo:  si santa ate glo eh “god’s anointed”… cge, kayo rin…

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    mikey hiramin mo muna yung isa helicopter na binenta mo baka sakali makaalis ka kaya kung hanggan saan lang abutin ang gasolina nun…..kapag sa dagat lang sana duon sa maraming pating para naman tumaba taba sila……

  • Taiko_Kauna

    bakit napakatagal naman ata ng arraignment ng taong ito, antayin pa bang papantay na ang mga paa nito para di na marecover pa ang mga perang nakulimbat?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FMILZVJMPLRYOGFXL6PPNEVS24 Mike Arroyo

    Mga gunggong kayo! Bulok ang judicial system dito sa Pinas. Abogado kaya ako.

    • Ed Molina

      weh di nga?

  • http://twitter.com/akongednamzug akongednamzug

    Bakit kaya siya pupunta sa Japan at Hongkong?  Kung siya ay magpapagamot at payagan ng korteng makaalis, para sa akin yan ay malaking paghamak sa kakayahan ng ating mga beterinaryo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZFJ33JUQK7G5OSYRA7OXSEKIZU Accountant Tax

    stop him from going out of the country.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Ano Mike, aayusin mo mga deposito mo abroad at kailangan personal appearance?
    Hindi na kailangan mag abroad pa at pwede na internet banking.
    Meanwhile, just continue living a miserable life here in the Phils.

  • virgoyap

    While si pandak gma is confined in the hospital her husband Mike wants to travel abroad. What for? Why not stay always with his wife?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    mag open siguro ng account sa japan dun niya ilalagay yung ibinayad sa kanila sa SPRATLYS billion dollar ibinayad kay pandak 

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