Arroyo camp: Malampaya fund use legal
MANILA - The camp of detained Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo maintained on Thursday that the former President's disbursements from the Malampaya fund are legal.
"As far as the former President is concerned, the P20-billion plus Malampaya funds were authorized pursuant to the policies and purposes as mandated by the provisions of Presidential Decree 910," said Arroyo's legal spokesman and chief of staff, Raul Lambino.
Lambino declined further comments on the matter.
Arroyo is detained at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center for a previous charge of plunder over the alleged misuse of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds.
The case is pending at the Sandiganbayan.