Sandigan OKs Mike Arroyo travel to Europe


Posted at Aug 22 2014 12:59 PM | Updated as of Aug 22 2014 09:01 PM

MANILA - The Sandiganbayan has granted the motion of former First Gentleman Jose Miguel "Mike" Arroyo to travel to Europe next month.

The anti-graft court's Fifth Division allowed Arroyo to go on a trip to Germany and other European countries from September 21 to October 10.

Arroyo's lawyer, Ferdinand Topacio, said the former first gentleman will go on vacation with other members of the Arroyo family.

The Sandiganbayan, meanwhile, directed Arroyo to submit a separate motion for his request to travel to Japan and Hong Kong on October 25.

Arroyo is facing a graft case over the allegedly anomalous sale of secondhand choppers to the Philippine National Police (PNP). -- Report from Johnson Manabat, dzMM