27 May '11, 6am

#ofw Former Philippine president called in for plunder probe

#ofw Former Philippine president called in for plunder probe

MANILA, Philippines-Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has been subpoenaed by the Department of Justice (DoJ) in connection with a P551-million plunder complaint filed against her over the alleged misuse of overseas Filipino workers' funds. Arroyo, now a representative from Pampanga, was ordered to attend the preliminary investigation of the complaint on June 6. The complaint was filed by former Solicitor General Frank Chavez. Aside from Arroyo, the other respondents who were also ordered by the DoJ to appear and submit their counter-affidavits were former Executive Secretary Alberto Romulo, former Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and former Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) head Virgilio Angelo. Misuse of Owwa funds Chavez in his complaint alleged that Arroyo and the three former Cabinet officials had misused Owwa funds in three ways: To finance the...

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