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Duterte: If Elected, I Will Release Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

By: Justine Dizon
Inquirer Central Luzon
02:58 AM February 7th, 2016

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Philippines— Pampangans cheered when Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, a presidential aspirant, promised on Friday that if elected he would release former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from detention.

Arroyo, who has been detained in a hospital in Manila for six years on charges of electoral fraud and plunder, holds the seat of the 2nd District of Pampanga province in the House of Representatives.
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Duterte: If Evidence is Weak, Let Bong Revilla Out on Bail

The presidential bet says in the senator’s home city that Bong Revilla, senator Jinggoy Estrada, and ex-President Gloria Arroyo are victims of ‘slow justice’

Pia Ranada
Published 8:46 PM, January 21, 2016
Updated 9:58 PM, January 22, 2016

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Duterte ‘Endorsement’ Helped Binay Become No. 1

Published December 22, 2015 4:42pm


An ally of Rodrigo Duterte believes the Davao City mayor’s pronouncements about supporting Vice President Jejomar Binay’s presidential bid has helped the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) bet’s performance in the latest Pulse Asia survey.
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No to Mar: Duterte to Support Binay if DQ’d

Published December 18, 2015 8:40pm

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is going to support Vice President Jejomar Binay if he is disqualified from the presidential race.

The tough-talking local executive made the pronouncement in a snippet from Mike Enriquez’ interview with Duterte for GMA-7’s “Imbestigador” aired on “24 Oras” on Friday.
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Duterte Eyes Review of Arroyo Cases

December 4, 2015
Manila Reporter

MANILA – Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte will push for an urgent review of the cases filed against former president Gloria Macapagal–Arroyo if he is elected president.

Duterte, a former fiscal, said he is used to assessing and evaluating evidence. He vowed to “let justice run its course.”
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De Lima on Duterte’s Claim She Kidnapped GMA: Ridiculous

By Rosette Adel ( | Updated June 3, 2015 – 6:17pm

MANILA, Philippines — Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on Tuesday dismissed as “ridiculous” the accusation of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte that she kidnapped former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in 2011.

In a televised interview of Duterte on Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa in Davao on Sunday, he alleged that De Lima arrested Arroyo and her husband, Mike, at the airport by forcibly denying them their right to travel without any warrant.
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Duterte Defends GMA’s “Secret” Trip to Davao

By Edith Regalado | Updated May 30, 2005 – 12:00am

DAVAO CITY: Mayor Rodrigo Duterte defended yesterday the sudden trip last week of President Arroyo to three cities in Mindanao, including Davao City where she stayed overnight and spent some time at the mayor’s favorite watering hole, a piano bar along Quimpo Boulevard.

“It was an important trip and I think she achieved what she came here for even if it was done in secret with no media attention. It was a fruitful trip,” he said.
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