MANILA - The Sandiganbayan Third Division has confirmed Moro National Liberation Front founding Chairman Nur Misuari has a standing arrest warrant for cases of graft and malversation through falsification of public documents.
According to 3rd Division Clerk of Court Atty. Dennis Pulma, they have not received any report yet if Misuari was arrested or has posted bail either in Cotabato City or in Sulu.
Misuari, as well as former regional Department of Education officials, are facing charges in connection with allegedly bogus educational materials contracts worth 114 million pesos in 2000.
Asked if the court is expecting authorities to arrest Misuari, Pulma said: "Yun ang order dun eh, kasama sa order sa warrant of arrest."
Misuari was seen over the weekend in a meeting with President Duterte at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City. The two met privately and talked about the proposed Bangsamoro region and the shift to a federal form of government.
"What the court can do right now is to await for the report of law enforcement authorities," Pulma said.