20 Sep 2011

Former President Barred from Travelling Due to Corruption Investigation

Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (pictured here) has been barred from travelling abroad by the current government due to corruption accusations against her. Her name shall remain in the immigration watch list for 60 days, but this period may be extended later.

Arroyo is currently a member of Congress and is accused of illegally using government funds to finance her 2004 election campaign. Prosecutors are still analyzing the case to see if there is enough evidence for an indictment.

For the full article by the Associated Press, please click here. The picture of Ms. Arroyo is from the Council of Women World Leaders website.