SC tackles GMA case on Tuesday

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The Supreme Court (SC) is set to deliberate again the demurrer to evidence case involving former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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In the agenda of the SC en banc this coming Tuesday, for their regular session, the case of Arroyo is listed under “Item No. 37” which is set for discussion by the magistrates.

However, some SC Justices believe that it is better to rule the case of Arroyo after Aquino steps down from office.

“Now that Aquino is a lameduck president already, the Supreme Court can decide freely in the case of GMA (Arroyo),” an SC source remarked.

When the SC resumed with the en banc session after their month long recess last May, the Arroyo case was first listed in the agenda on June 7, 2016.

At that time, it was listed in the agenda under “Item No. 91” for the deliberation of the justices.

This was reset and again was re-scheduled on June 14, 2016 until it was called again two weeks after, this coming Tuesday.

JOMAR CANLAS

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