MANILA – Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo is asking for the anti-graft court to allow him to travel abroad amid the graft charges he is facing over the Philippine National Police (PNP) chopper mess.
Arroyo is asking permission to travel to Japan from October 25 to 30, as well as in Hong Kong from October 30 to November 2, as indicated in a petition filed before the Sandiganbayan.
He said that he is planning to stay in Hotel Tokyo Chyoda-ku in Japan and Marco Gateway Hotel along Tsim Sha Tsui in the former British Colony.
“This Honorable court as well as other courts have graciously permitted him to travel before, and he has always returned here as it is here where his family and business interests are. His wife is likewise here, hence, he has no reason not to return. He is, thus, clearly not a flight risk,” Arroyo’s motion read.
He also said that he will be returning on November 2.
Arroyo is being accused of selling two second-hand choppers to the police while passing it off as brand new.