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Gloria Arroyo won’t file case over four-year detention


Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will not file a complaint against the people behind her detention in connection with a plunder case that was recently dismissed by the Supreme Court, former Justice Secretary Agnes Devanadera said on Friday.

"Hindi. Hindi siya yung ganon," Devanadera told Connie Sison during a phone interview in Balitanghali.

She added that once Arroyo is discharged from St. Luke's Hospital, where she is currently undergoing an executive medical check-up, the former President would immediately spend time with family at home.

Also on top of Arroyo's agenda is visiting Pampanga, her home province and where she serves as a congresswoman.

After four years of hospital arrest, Arroyo left the Veterans Memorial Medical Center on Thursday.

She has been undergoing examinations, which include chest X-Ray, 2D Echo, ECG, and liver ultrasound, since Thursday night

Devanadera said that Arroyo is well enough to attend President Rodrigo Duterte's first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.

"In fact, nagpe-prepare na at katulad din naman natin siya na babae, ang unang iniisip, 'Anong isusuot ko?' So decided na siya," Devanedara said.

Their camp is uncertain which position she will fill during the SONA, and said that it depends on the House of Representatives which seat will be offered to Arroyo.

"Sa kanya naman, ang mahalaga ay siya ay makapunta, makagawa ng kanyang trabaho bilang congresista," Devanadera said. —Jessica Bartolome/NB, GMA News

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