Mike Arroyo - updates

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Duterte’s ex-lawyer Edna Batacan applies for Ombudsman post

May 10, 2018 - 8:45 AM

The Bedan lawyer also represented former first gentleman Mike Arroyo

OMBUDSMAN RACE. Prominent lawyer Edna Batacan, whose clients included President Rodrigo Duterte, applies for the post of Ombudsman. Photo from Atty Edna Batacan's Facebook Page

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Feb 02, 2018 - 1:32 PM

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De Lima's fate: Karma or political persecution?

Feb 27, 2017 - 12:07 PM

From June 30 to the days leading to her arrest the senator personified both defiance and acceptance – defiance of the status quo and acceptance of her future

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Whistleblower Jun Lozada guilty of graft

Aug 23, 2016 - 10:31 AM

The anti graft court Sandiganbayan s 4th Division has sentenced NBN ZTE deal whistleblower Jun Lozada and his brother to 6 to 10 years in prison

GUILTY. Whistleblower Jun Lozada, who exposed the controversial NBN-ZTE deal with China in the Arroyo administration, posting bail for his temporary liberty at the Sandiganbayan on August 23, 2016. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Mike Arroyo to De Lima: How does karma feel?

Aug 19, 2016 - 7:20 PM

The husband of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says it was karma that Senator Leila de Lima has become the target of personal attacks from President Rodrigo Duterte

KARMA? Former first gentleman Mike Arroyo says Senator Leila de Lima got a taste of her own medicine by being the target of personal attacks.

Court OKs Gloria Arroyo's trips to Germany, France, HK

Aug 17, 2016 - 11:50 AM

The anti graft court Sandiganbayan s 4th Division also allows former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo to accompany his wife on the foreign trips

OVERSEAS TRAVEL. Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is helped into a c-collar as she attends the SONA on July 25, the now Pampanga representative is set to go to Germany in September. File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Gloria Arroyo to undergo stem cell therapy in Germany

Aug 10, 2016 - 5:35 PM

Former president Gloria Arroyo also plans to meet with Filipino communities in France and Hong Kong if allowed by the anti graft court Sandiganbayan to leave the country

UNDERGOING TREATMENT. Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Arroyo grants a media interview on August 10. Photo by Mara Cepeda

Gloria Arroyo: 'Strategic direction' is to fully support Duterte

Aug 10, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Arroyo says she supports the legislative agenda of President Rodrigo Duterte including the reimposition of the death penalty which was abolished during her presidency

BACK TO VMMC. Former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Veterans Memorial Medical Center director Nona Legaspi during the signing of a deed donation on August 10. Arroyo donates two dialysis machines, two beds, and an air-conditioning unit to the hospital where she was detained for almost 4 years. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Poe's dad-in-law: Neil won't be another Mike Arroyo

Apr 02, 2016 - 10:08 PM

He promises that he will not be like the past First Gentleman says the presidential bet s father in law

IN-LAWS. The parents-in-law of presidential bet Grace Poe join her in her campaign sorties in Lumban, Laguna, the hometown of the Llamanzareses. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Who is Archie Po?

Feb 02, 2015 - 10:54 AM

From the Newsbreak archives: The witness vs former first gentleman Mike Arroyo is a well connected businessman

SENATE HEARING. Archibald Po (left), president of Lion Air Inc, during a Senate Blue Ribbon committee hearing in August 2011 investigating the alleged anomalous and irregular acquisition by the Philippine National Police of light operational helicopters in 2009 from Manila Aerospace Trading Corp.

Court allows more of Mike Arroyo's travels abroad

Oct 22, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The anti graft court accepts the argument of the husband of former President Gloria Arroyo that he has no reason not to return as his family and his business interests are in the Philippines

Anti-graft court allows Mike Arroyo to leave PH

Aug 22, 2014 - 10:34 AM

UPDATED The Sandiganbayan s Fifth Division has granted the former First Gentleman s request to go on a European trip with his family from September 21 to October 10

Highlights: Gloria Arroyo in 2013

Apr 05, 2014 - 2:52 PM

In 2013 the former president is reelected congresswoman charged with a new plunder case and weakened by health problems

EMBATTLED. Former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo continued to face court cases and health problems in 2013. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Rappler Newscast | February 7, 2014

Feb 07, 2014 - 9:28 PM

A conduit in the pork barrel scam turns state witness Mike Arroyo’s camp denies link to Malampaya scam UN is hit for not funding shelters for Yolanda victims

Mike Arroyo's lawyer linked to Malampaya fund scam

Feb 07, 2014 - 5:24 PM

Ruby Tuason s sibling was a conduit of Malampaya fund releases and a collector who came over to her house would lead you to Jess Santos

The secrets of Ruby Tuason

Feb 07, 2014 - 8:45 AM

UPDATED The former social secretary could be the crucial key that directly links senators Jinggoy Estrada Juan Ponce Enrile and his former chief of staff Gigi Reyes to the pork barrel scam

Jun Lozada hiding with nuns

Feb 06, 2013 - 10:21 PM

UPDATED Lozada claims his former enemies are taking advantage of the possible arrest warrant issued against him

HIDING AGAIN. File photo of Rodolfo "Jun" Lozada addressing students at Miriam College in Manila on March 4, 2008. AFP PHOTO/ROMEO GACAD

Money issues hound Cayetanos in the Senate

Feb 02, 2013 - 3:47 PM

The father Renato was probed by the Senate ethics committee for allegedly profiting from stocks manipulation Son and daughter were called ungrateful for criticizing campaign funder Mike Arroyo

Mike Arroyo arraignment on chopper deal

Jan 28, 2013 - 7:01 PM

The conditional arraignment is required before the graft court can grant Mike Arroyo s request for leave to travel abroad

Sandiganbayan junks Arroyo plea to drop ZTE case

Jan 08, 2013 - 7:06 PM

The Sandiganbayan rejects the Arroyos motion to drop the plunder case over the botched NBN ZTE deal

CASE PROCEEDS. The Sandiganbayan rejects the Arroyos' motion to quash the plunder case against them over the botched NBN-ZTE deal. File photo.

Arroyo to Sereno: Inhibit from my case

Sep 06, 2012 - 3:00 PM

Arroyo accuses Sereno of toeing the Aquino government s line

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De Lima asks IBP to resolve disbarment cases

Jul 16, 2012 - 4:09 PM

De Lima files a motion for a quick resolution of the complaints against her


Mike Arroyo seeks recall of chopper case

Jun 22, 2012 - 7:44 PM

Mike Arroyo asks the Ombudsman to recall his indictment for graft in connection with the police chopper scam

Arroyo skipping ZTE graft hearings

Jun 19, 2012 - 11:34 PM

Former President Arroyo submits to the Sandiganbayan a waiver on her appearance in the trial of her graft case

PNP officers fired over chopper scam

Jun 16, 2012 - 3:57 PM

PNP fires 10 officers in connection with the chopper scam involving former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Mike Arroyo

Rappler Newscast | June 15, 2012

Jun 15, 2012 - 8:50 PM

3 junior SC Justices are nominated to the post of Chief Justice | Rep Jun Abaya says the post impeachment era is a time of reform | Tropical storm Guchol maintains strength as it moves closer to Eastern Visayas

Mike Arroyo on Unas testimony: 'Fabricated'

Jun 15, 2012 - 3:42 PM

Former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Mike Arroyo denounces the testimony of the star witness in his wife s electoral sabotage case

Mike Arroyo withdraws request to travel

Jun 15, 2012 - 2:58 PM

Former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Mike Arroyo wants to keep the option of questioning probable cause in his graft case over the chopper scam

Sandiganbayan order blocks Mike Arroyo flight

Jun 13, 2012 - 1:37 PM

The Sandiganbayan issued him a permit to travel to Japan but he may not leave yet because of another pending graft case

Chopper scam: Mike Arroyo, 21 others sued

Jun 06, 2012 - 4:05 PM

UPDATED The Ombudsman files graft charges vs 22 people led by Mike Arroyo businessman Hilario de Vera and ex PNP chief Jesus Verzosa over the sale of second hand choppers to the Philippine National Police

45 witnesses lined up vs Arroyos, 2 others

May 21, 2012 - 5:13 PM

The prosecution prepares witnesses including 3 ex Cabinet members against former President Arroyo her husband and two other former government officials

Court OKs Mike Arroyo travel

Apr 25, 2012 - 8:42 AM

Mike Arroyo will be traveling to Tokyo and Hong Kong from May 3 to 10

TRAVEL REQUEST. The Sandiganbayan has granted Mike Arroyo's request to travel to Tokyo and Hong Kong. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II

What is shingles?

Apr 11, 2012 - 2:42 PM

Shingles which afflicts ex Pres Arroyo comes from the same virus that causes chickenpox

AFTER ARRAIGNMENT. Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo leaves the Sandiganbayan in a wheelchair after she entered a "not guilty" plea in connection to graft charges.

'Not guilty': Arroyo couple arraigned

Apr 11, 2012 - 8:39 AM

[UPDATED] Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo her husband Mike and former Comelec chief Benjamin Abalos plead not guilty over alleged corruption in the botched NBN ZTE deal

OVER NBN-ZTE. Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her husband, Mike, undergo arraignment together for the first time Wednesday. Illustration by Emil Mercado

Mike Arroyo posts bail, says case doesn't apply to him

Mar 13, 2012 - 2:02 PM

Jose Miguel Mike Arroyo faces a graft charge along with 3 others in connection with the botched 329 M NBN ZTE deal

GRAFT CHARGE. Former First Gentleman Jose Miguel "Mike" Arroyo posts bail in relation to a graft charge before the Sandiganbayan.

De Lima: Corona pushed for TRO favoring Arroyo

Feb 22, 2012 - 8:30 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says she is troubled by the special role Corona played in issuing a TRO in favor of the Arroyos

Iggy's 'last will' favors common-law wife

Feb 11, 2012 - 1:22 AM

The fight over remains of the late congressman heats up 16 days after his death

LEGAL SHOWDOWN. The women left behind by Rep Ignacio "iggy" Arroyo are headed for a court battle over inheritance and his remains.

Mike Arroyo seeks dismissal of graft case

Jan 12, 2012 - 6:32 PM

Mr Arroyo says the NBN ZTE deal was scrapped anyway

GMA's New Year wish

Dec 31, 2011 - 6:45 PM

Ferdinand Topacio on the Arroyos wish for 2012 holiday celebration and New Year messages

Lawyer Ferdinand Topacio reveals GMA's new year wish

GMA graft case 'molehill out of critics' mountain'

Dec 30, 2011 - 5:45 PM

The Arroyo camp says the graft case vs GMA shows critics make a mountain out of a molehill

Arroyo lawyer Ferdinand Topacio

'Evidence vs GMA not enough for plunder'

Dec 29, 2011 - 6:33 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman says more evidence is needed to charge GMA with plunder over the NBN ZTE deal

Graft charges filed vs GMA with Sandiganbayan

Dec 28, 2011 - 8:30 PM

[UPDATED] Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo her husband and two others charged with graft in relation to the botched NBN ZTE deal

Former President Arroyo before leaving St. Luke's for the Veterans hospital

Arroyo's Fortress and the Nosy Press

Sep 04, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Ex-Arroyo bookkeeper arrested by Senate for contempt

Aug 22, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Committee probing the chopper controversy says Rowena del Rosario is evasive unbelievable