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Thursday, October 25, 2007

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Grants Pardon to Erap Estrada

In a press conference held this afternoon, Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye announced the early pardon granted by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to former president, Joseph Ejercito-Estrada.

The 70-year old deposed leader was sentenced to life in prison by the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court on September 12 for Plunder.

On October 23, Estrada's defense panel decided to withdraw their motion for reconsideration and appealed to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Watch the video of Executive Secretary Ignacio Bunye announcing on the national television the order signed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo granting pardon to former president Joseph Estrada.



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