Arroyo to seek furlough to attend grandson's wake
MANILA, Philippines – Former President and incumbent Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is set to ask the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan to allow her to attend the wake of her grandson, who died Sunday, November 2, reports said.
The motion for the 9-day furlough will be filed Monday, lawyer Larry Gadon, Arroyo's legal adviser told reporters Sunday.
The youngest son of Arroyo's daughter Luli Arroyo-Bernas and husband, Luigi, died Sunday morning at the Philippine Heart Center due to a heart ailment.
Arroyo is presently on hospital arrest at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center due to plunder charges over the alleged misuse of P366-million worth of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office funds. – Rappler.com