Iggy Arroyo's body to remain in London a little longer

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 11 2012 04:47 PM | Updated as of Feb 12 2012 07:36 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The body of Negros Occidental Rep. Ignacio "Iggy" Arroyo will have to remain in London a little longer.

The UK court has set a trial on Feb. 20 to determine who between Aleli Arroyo, Iggy's legal wife, and his live-in partner, Grace Ibuna, has rightful claim over his remains.

Based on the last will and testament of Iggy, Ibuna has this right, but there are complications since the will was made in San Francisco while Iggy died in London.

Iggy wished to be buried in Manila.

The British court has asked Ibuna's camp to hire a legal expert from the Philippines who can give them opinion on the matter and guide the court in its decision on the case. - ANC