Sandiganbayan denies GMA bail petition

6 Nov

MANILA, Philippines – It will be former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s second Christmas in detention.

The Sandiganbayan First Division, voting 3-2, on Wednesday, November 6, denied Arroyo’s petition for bail on a pending plunder charge over the alleged illegal conversion of P366 million in operating funds of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

The amount was found to have been turned into confidential intelligence funds (CIF).

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