Sign up | Log in



Home  >>   Daily News  >>   Philippines News  >>   Politics  >>   Gloria won’t go to jail
NEWS UPDATES Asean Affairs              22  July 2011

Gloria won’t go to jail

Related Stories

June 28, 2011
Philippines government Muslim rebels discuss peace

June 15, 2011
US backs Philippines on Spratlys

May 25, 2011
Philippines, China defuse Spratly tensions

May 23, 2011
RH bill may go to Philippine high court

May 10, 2011
Corruption in Philippines Customs?

April 14, 2011
Philippines files South China Sea protest against China

The joint Congress Fact-Finding Commission has no intention of sending former President Gloria Arroyo to jail even if she is found guilty of rigging the 2004 national elections, Sen. Francis Escudero said on Thursday.

“Once it has been established that Fernando Poe Jr. was the rightful winner, we will correct the historical records and write in the official records that FPJ was the de jure president while GMA (Gloria Macapagal Arroyo) was the de facto president,” Escudero told reporters during the Kapihan sa Senado forum.

He said that the alleged election fraud committed by Mrs. Arroyo was not covered by the new law on election sabotage, hence, it was not punishable by life imprisonment or reclusion perpetua.

Escudero, FPJ’s spokesman then, clarified that the probe body does not intend to reverse the outcome of the 2004 elections since Mrs. Arroyo was officially declared winner by Congress but only to “correct history by placing a portrait of FPJ in Malacañang as former president and officially recognize the millions of Filipinos who voted for the actor-turned-politician.

He presented also on Thursday a 50-minute video produced by supporters of FPJ that showed a cellular phone conversation—now known as the “Hello Garci” tape— between a female voice giving instructions to a male voice on the other end of the line.

The video was prepared by FPJ’s adviser Marichu “Ichu” Maceda and will be presented to members of the probe body composed of a retired Supreme Court justice and representatives from the Justice department, Office of the Solicitor General and the House and the Senate.

Escudero, the chairman of the Senate justice and human rights committee, announced that he plans to invite voice analyst experts from the United States to uncover the personalities behind the voices heard in the tape.

He said that the fact-finding body would welcome any suggestion from Malacañang on what other irregularities it wants the Congress group to investigate, including those topics lined up for hearing by the now eclipsed Truth Commission.

Malacañang also on Thursday said that one of its advisers has received feelers from former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano, supposedly the man—Garci—whom Mrs. Arroyo was talking with in the tape.

Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said that Palace adviser on political affairs Ronaldo Llamas has confirmed the feelers.


Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
  Online Ad Rates

Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below




1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Today's  Stories    22  July  2011 Subsribe Now !
• Asean foreign ministers continue talks
Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• Cambodian rail link to Vietnam proposed Asean Affairs Premium
 • Energy firms reject Indo “new” deals
Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

•Textiles and Garments Industry

•Coffee industry

•Leather and footwear industry

•Shrimp industry

 • US-ASEAN Business Counci meets in Malaysia
 • Gloria won’t go to jail
 • Singapore raises inflation forecast
 • Thais don’t take to migrant labor
• Thailand needs change to compete p

Asean Analysis    22  July  2011

Advertise Your Brand
• Concerns grow about Thai economic plans Sponsor Our Events

Asean Stock Watch    22  July  2011 

• Asean Stock Watch-June 22 p

ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent

• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore
• Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline
• Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan


This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More


Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

| Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy  | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2006-2020 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand