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Philippine court releases ex-president

07-25-2012 22:49 BJT

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The Philippine government has said it accepted a local court’s decision to grant bail to former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

The ex-president walked out of the hospital amid protests. A judge says the Arroyo was freed after her lawyers posted bail of 1 million-pesos, or nearly 23,800 US dollars. However, Arroyo cannot leave the country and needs court permission to visit her district in northern Pampanga province.

Arroyo was president from 2001 to 2010. She was arrested after the Commission on Elections filed an electoral sabotage case for alleged vote rigging in the 2007 senatorial elections.

Arroyo has been detained in a military hospital since November 2011. Meanwhile, the Philippine government said Arroyo’s release will not dampen its anti-corruption campaign.


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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