Arroyo rejoices after SC junks De Lima’s 2011 HDO against her
That’s how former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo felt after the Supreme Court tagged as unconstitutional ex-Department of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s hold departure order issued against her in 2011.
Her lawyer Laurence Arroyo issued a statement on Wednesday, April 18.
“It was clear from the very start that Secretary De Lima had no legal basis to issue a hold departure order against the former president. It is, therefore, not at all surprising that a unanimous Supreme Court, sitting en banc, has struck the HDO down for being unconstitutional,” said Arroyo.
“She issued a patently invalid order to please an administration that was irrationally hostile against the former president. Hers was an act unworthy of the office of Secretary of Justice,” he added.
Statement of Atty Laurence Arroyo, counsel of FPGMA, on the recent SC decision on the HDO issued by then DOJ Sec. Leila…
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