Hearing on GMA bail petition moved

By Ron Gagalac, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 19 2012 12:07 PM | Updated as of Apr 20 2012 12:31 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The petition for bail hearing of former President and now Pampanga Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at the Pasay Regional Trial Court Branch 112 was canceled today.

Clerk of Court Atty. Joel Pelicano said it was reset to another date due to the request of Atty. Reynaldo Prinsesa who is scheduled to have his dialysis Thursday morning.

Prinsesa is the counsel for Commission on Elections (Comelec) supervisor Lintang Bedol who is also a party to the electoral sabotage case together with former Comelec Chairman Benjamin Abalos.

Pelicano said the continuation of the bail hearing of the former president and Bedol is tentatively scheduled on April 26.

The court also scheduled the bail hearing and pre-trial of Abalos on April 23.

The former Comelec chair will come back on April 30 for the continuation of the said hearing. The pre-trial hearing for Arroyo will start on May 10.