Former Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and 21 government officials were charged Thursday with plunder for alleged misuse of the $20.74 million Malampaya fund in 2009.
Arroyo`s lawyers questioned the charges during oral arguments, and the court said it would take a second look.
Former Philippine president tried to leave the country on medical grounds while the govt scrambled to file charges against her.
Relatives of 57 people massacred in 2009 in the southern Philippines are suing Gloria Macapagal Arroyo over the killings.
More than a dozen left-wing activists demanded that Gloria Macapagal Arroyo be locked up like a common suspect in jail.
Former Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo once had strong ties to the Army.
Former Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was arrested in a hospital room on electoral fraud charges.
Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was arrested on Friday for electoral fraud, which carries a life sentence, at a Manila hospital.
The Philippine govt blocked
former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo from leaving the country.
The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday gave former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo permission to leave the country.
Arroyo has been hounded by allegations of massive corruption during her nine-year presidency, which ended last year.
Outgoing Philippine President Gloria
Macapagal Arroyo swore in a new chief justice on Monday.
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Thursday vowed justice for the victims of a massacre allegedly perpetrated by her political allies in which 57 people were murdered.
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Showbiz World - April 1, 2015
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