A warrant of arrest has been issued by Judge Jesus Mupas of Pasay Regional Trial Court Branch 112 @ past (four) 4 p.m. against former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who is facing charges of electoral sabotage filed by the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) @ around 10 a.m. today Friday, November 18, 2011.
Pasay RTC process server Ismael Cuerdo has turned over the warrant of arrest against Arroyo to the Pasay City police.
The court also issued warrants of arrest against former Maguindanao Governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. and former Comelec supervisor in Maguindanao Atty. Lintang Bedol.
Electoral sabotage is a non-bailable offense.
Pasay RTC hearing regarding motion for issuance of hold departure order will be scheduled next week.
Supreme Court acknowledges that Arroyo can no longer leave due to the arrest warrant issued by the lower court.
Seems DOJ Sec. De Lima outsmarted the Supreme Court. The same day SC says Arroyo can leave the country, case and arrest warrant was filed against GMA.
According to MIAA GM Honrado the Arroyos’ cancelled flight with Singapore Airline flight SQ 919 which is scheduled to leave at past 5 this afternoon.
Camera up, lights on as local press anticipate arrival of authority who will serve the arrest warrant to GMA at St. Luke’s Medical Center at the Fort.