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Anti-graft court drops case vs former first gentleman in helicopter contract
October 3, 2022 | 7:24 pm

https://www.bworldonline.com/the-nation/2022/10/03/478216/anti-graft-court-drops-case-vs-former-first-gentleman-in-helicopter-contract/

THE PHILIPPINES’ anti-graft court has dropped the case against former first gentleman Jose Miguel T. Arroyo relating to the procurement of secondhand choppers by the police force in 2009. 

In a three-page resolution dated September 21 and made public on Sept. 22, the Sandiganbayan Seventh Division ordered Mr. Arroyo’s exclusion from the case in compliance with a Supreme Court decision stating that the charge against him lacked evidence.   

“Wherefore, in compliance with the resolution dated December 1, 2021, of the Supreme Court, the name Jose Miguel T. Arroyo is ordered dropped from the information under the criminal case,” said the anti-graft court. “The charge filed against him is necessarily ordered dismissed.” 

The Sandiganbayan added that the hold departure order issued against the former first gentleman had already been recalled on June 1. 

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