Ex-Solgen Chavez lauds DOJ ruling on ex-President Arroyo's travel abroad

November 9, 2011 10:38 pm 

MANILA, Nov. 9 — Former Solicitor General Francisco Chavez lauded on Wednesday the decision of the Department of Justice (DOJ) disallowing former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to seek medical treatment overseas.

Chavez said the decision made by DOJ Secretary Leila De Lima was "just, right and appropriate."

He noted that the former President should not be allowed to travel abroad since she is now facing high-profile cases.

Chavez is one of those who filed plunder charges against Mrs. Arroyo, particularly on the alleged illegal disbursement made by the Arroyo administration of the funds of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) for the PhilHealth cards to boost her election campaign during the 2004 presidential elections.

Also included in the high-profile cases filed against Mrs. Arroyo, Chavez said, is the criminal complaint for electoral sabotage for the alleged manipulation of election results during the 2007 senatorial elections. The case is now undergoing preliminary investigation by the DOJ. (PNA)

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