The Sandiganbayan has dismissed the graft cases against former President and now House Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo over the alleged anomalous USD 329-M National Broadband Network-ZTE contract signed during her term as Chief Executive.
The Sandiganbayan granted Mrs. Arroyo's demurrer to evidence, a motion to dismiss a case based on insufficiency of the evidence presented by the prosecution, saying that the prosecution "did not sufficiently prove the guilt of the accused."
Atty. Laurence Arroyo, the former president's counsel, told reporters on Friday that Mrs. Arroyo has been "vindicated anew."
He said that Rep. Arroyo "has always kept her faith in...