PNP’s Senior Superintendent James Bucayo said Arroyo’s husband Mike Arroyo, son Rep. Dato, former members of GMA cabinet, ex DILG Ronnie Puno, ex Solicitor General Devena and CGMA lawyer Atty. Jose Flaminiano were present during the serving of arrest warrant.
Warrant was issued at around 4:30 p.m. and was served at around 6:30 p.m. according to PNP. Police said Arroyo showed no reaction while warrant was being served, her lawyers promised to cooperate. She didn’t talk. She just nod.
Senior Superintendent James Bucayo said CGMA lawyer Atty. Jose Flamiano stopped Senior Superintendent Coronel from reading her the Miranda doctrine. Atty Jose Flamiano waived her client’s right to be read her Miranda rights because she might be unduly stressed. No pictures was allowed, they want dignity for GMA.
PNP said there are security personnel now guarding outside GMA’s room. She is under police custody but CGMA is being allowed to stay in the hospital due to her health condition.
Mug shots and finger printing to be done tomorrow. PNP said Arroyo camp may just provide a photo for the mugshot. And as a courtesy to the former president the PNP allowed CGMA to remain in the hospital until she gets stronger.
Senior Superintendent James Bucayo said they wanted to ask Arroyo’s doctors for updates to check if she can be transferred to detention facility or not but they were nowhere to be found. So they will be back tomorrow to ask the doctors of CGMA to determine if and when they can take GMA out of the hospital and put her in SPD detention facility in Taguig.
The CIDG has also served in Bicutan the arrest warrant against Andal Ampatuan Sr., another respondent in the electoral sabotage case.