MANILA – The Sandiganbayan 5th Division has approved the request of former first gentleman Jose Miguel ''Mike'' Arroyo to travel to Europe.
Arroyo earlier requested that he be allowed to go on a trip to United Kingdom, Scotland, France and Italy from May 17 to June 10.
The anti-graft court allowed Arroyo's request, provided that he will only visit the countries indicated in his motion, and personally submit to the court a photocopy of his passport with a Bureau of Immigration stamp upon his arrival.
Arroyo is facing a graft case in connection with the allegedly anomalous purchase of secondhand choppers for the Philippine National Police. – report from Johnson Manabat, dzMM