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Comelec poses no objection to Arroyo visiting Iggy wake

The Commission on Elections on Friday posed no objection to former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo visiting the wake of her late brother-in-law Rep. Ignacio "Iggy" Arroyo Jr. But the Comelec, which is pursuing electoral sabotage charges against Arroyo, said the dates of the wake and burial must be determined, radio dzBB's Sam Nielsen reported. The report quoted Comelec lawyers as saying they respect the Filipino tradition of relatives attending wakes and burials of loved ones. Mrs. Arroyo's camp had asked the Pasay City court to allow her to go to the wake of Iggy who died in London due to a lingering illness. The former president has been under hospital arrest since Nov. 18 last year. She was brought to the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City last Dec. 9 from the St. Luke's Medical Center in Taguig City. — LBG, GMA News