GMA plunder case goes to Sandiganbayan 1st Division

Posted at 07/20/12 11:43 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The plunder case of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has been raffled off to the Sandiganbayan 1st Division.

The anti-graft court 3rd Division will now schedule hearings for the plunder case, which accuses Mrs. Arroyo and 9 others for alleged misuse of P365 million in Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) confidential/intelligence funds (CIF).

Named respondents in the case filed before the Sandiganbayan are Arroyo, former PCSO General Manager Rosario Uriarte, Assistant General Manager for Finance Benigno Aguas, former PCSO board members Sergio Valencia, Manuel Morato, Raymundo Roquero, Jose Taruc V and Maria Fatima Valdes.

Former Commission on Audit (COA) Chairman Reynaldo Villar and COA Region 5 head Nilda Plaras are also included in the case filed.