Gloria Arroyo suffering from depression

By Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 10 2014 10:08 AM | Updated as of Jul 10 2014 06:08 PM

MANILA - The Sandiganbayan has given the prosecution panel in former President Gloria Arroyo's plunder case five days to respond to her motion for bail.

Mrs. Arroyo's lawyers said they are appealing to the courts to give her temporary liberty because she is suffering from depression.

As a result of her depression, Arroyo is reportedly suffering from more ailments.

Arroyo's lawyers also asked the court to allow her to attend Mike Velarde and his wife's golden wedding anniversary on July 18. Mrs. Arroyo has been invited by the celebrators to be one of the principal sponsors at the event.

The wedding anniversary celebration will be held at Amvel City in San Dionisio, Paranaque on July 18, 3 p.m.

The motion on her attendance in Velarde's party has been submitted for resolution.

Mrs. Arroyo is under hospital arrest at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) for a plunder case in connection with the alleged misuse of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds.