GLORIA ARROYO CHARGED WITH ELECTORAL SABOTAGE - NAKUNAN NA NG MUGSHOT AT FINGERPRINTS
Former Philippine president charged By the CNN Wire Staff updated 8:47 AM EST, Sat November 19, 2011 (CNN) -- Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was formally charged with electoral sabotage Saturday, days after she was detained as she tried to leave the country. CNN affiliate ABS CBN, citing national police, reported that the former president was booked from her hospital room at St. Luke's Medical Center in Taguig City, where she is under police guard. The Philippine Commission on Elections on Friday approved fraud charges against Arroyo and several other former officials. Arroyo is charged in connection with the alleged manipulation of results during 2007 Senate elections, according to the Philippines News Agency. She has denied any wrongdoing. Arroyo was stopped from leaving the country Tuesday as she was trying to board a plane at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport, hours after the country's Supreme Court overruled government-imposed restrictions on her travels. The Supreme Court again Friday rejected the government's travel ban, saying she was free to leave as long as she posted a bond and met other requirements, said Jose Midas Marquez, a court spokesman Arroyo was reportedly boarding the flight to seek medical treatment abroad for her bone disease diagnosed earlier this year, following three unsuccessful spinal operations in the Philippines. She arrived at the airport in an ambulance and was transported to the departure gate in a wheelchair <b>...</b>
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