Amid questions surrounding the health of Rep. Gloria Arroyo, the Veterans Memorial Medical Center has promised to bring the former President before the Sandiganbayan for her arraignment Monday.
VMMC head Nona Legaspi said
in a radio dzBB report that the hospital will follow the graft court's order for them to being Arroyo before the court.
The graft court had ordered Arroyo brought before it for her arraignment at 8:30 a.m. Monday.
In early October, Arroyo was rushed to the VMMC’s intensive care unit as she was suffering from a coronary ischemia — a condition that affects the flow of blood to the heart. The illness was believed to be stress related.
Arroyo faces plunder charges stemming from alleged irregularities in use of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office’s intelligence funds.
Arroyo’s lawyers had failed to get a temporary restraining order from the Supreme Court for her arraignment. The former president is currently running for reelection as the second district of Pampanga’s congresswoman.
Meanwhile, former PCSO chairman Manuel Morato, who is also implicated in the misuse of the PCSO monies, had asked to have his arraignment postponed as he had just had surgery. — DVM, GMA News