Thursday, October 25, 2007

GMA grants pardon to Estrada

And he walks away a free man.

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has just granted pardon to convicted plunderer and former Pres. Joseph Estrada.

Estrada gets executive clemency over prosecutor's protest
Source: GMANews.TV

MalacaƱang on Thursday granted executive clemency to former President Joseph Estrada.

In a press conference, Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye said President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed Thursday afternoon the executive clemency for Estrada.

Bunye said it is the administration's policy to release inmates who have reached the age of 70, and that Estrada has already served more than six years in detention while being tried for plunder.

The President's spokesman also noted that Estrada committed not to seek public office, in his application for pardon.

Read here for more. Militants say the pardon is meant to blunt the negative impact of the ZTE controversy, according to this report.

2 comments:

luthien said...

gaddamit. nawalan ng saysay pagisgaw sigaw ko sa edsa and mendiola nun. $%^&*!!!

blogerista said...

what the heck!
kalokohan yun.. kalokohan na gawa ng isang lokong nilalang..

matapos ang ilang taon na pglilitis.. that's mockery of the justice system at its finest.. pmbihira tlga..

sarap siguro na atakihin sila ng isang tropa ng mga hydralisk..

 
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