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Crossover: Philippines former President Gloria Arroyo to be freed on bail

07-25-2012 11:44 BJT

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In the Philippines, Pasay Regional Trial Court is allowing former President, Gloria Arroyo, who faces charges of election fraud, to post a 25,000 US dollar bail.

The court’s sheriff is on his way to the hospital, where she is detained, to serve the court’s resolution. Her lawyer says she will be released soon. For more on that, let’s talk to our correspondent Barnaby Lo, is in Manila. Hello, Barnaby.

Q1: Arroyo has been allowed to post bail, this means she is set to be freed. What’s the reaction?

Q2: In November last year, Arroyo tried to leave the country, but was stopped by the government. Is she now free to leave the country to seek medical treatment?

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: CNTV.CN

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