By: Elena Grace Flores
The Supreme Court has now officially dismissed former President President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and ordered her release at the soonest possible time. This is after four years of long and delayed trials that President Rodrigo Duterte called slow justice. If Congresswoman Arroyo was indeed guilty, why can’t the previous administration push the process into giving her verdict? Is there truth that Pnoy just wanted her silenced?
SC Spokesman Theodore Te announced in the recent press conference that the Court dropped the criminal case because the evidences are insufficient that we already know – but only issued the immediate release after the government has changed to the new administration.
It was vote 11-4 in favor of Arroyo’s release after she filed her petition to junk a Sandiganbayan ruling – that instilled her plunder trial despite the lack of evidence in relations to the charges that she misused Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or PCSO funds owned by the government.