Ombudsman junks graft case against Arroyo

By , on May 9, 2014


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Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Wikipedia photo

 

The graft case against former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in connection with the P728 million fertilizer fund scam has been junked by the Office of the Ombudsman on Thursday, May 8.

Reportedly, the P728 million fertilizer fund was used for Arroyo’s campaign in the 2004 presidential elections.

In a report from the Philppine Star, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said that the administration respects the decision of the court.

“We note the May 8, 2014 resolution of the Office of the Ombudsman dismissing the graft complaint against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. We respect the findings of the Office of the Ombudsman, an independent constitutional body, which has the authority to decide on such cases filed before it,” he said.