Now that former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo walks free after nearly 5 years of hospital detention, do you (honestly) believe that filing charges on her "persecutors" (for compensation) does make sense? Or is it going to be an (a good) option?
MANILA - One of the lawyers and spokesmen of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo wants her to sue for damages in connection with the alleged political persecution she suffered through the dismissed plunder case concerning the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds.
Lorenzo Gadon said he was only basing his suggestion on the finding of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention that Arroyo be compensated for her detention.
''Ako talaga nagsasabi noon na 'ma'am dapat mag-file kayo ng charges for compensation because it was mentioned in the UN ruling she should be compensated for illegal detention. It was just my opinion. Wala naman siya sinagot tungkol doon," he said.
''I'm very much particular with that because I was the one that coordinated with Atty. Amal Clooney. Alam ko yung naging resulta ng UN ruling. Pagdating sa bagay na yan I will leave it to the good minds of the legal expert," he added.
Arroyo, through lawyer Amal Clooney, got a UN panel to rule against the Philippine government whom she accused of violating her human rights.
Gadon said the Aquino government must be made accountable for Arroyo's woes. More here.
Edited by FleurDeLune, 22 July 2016 - 10:12 AM.