Lacson offers more proof in Arroyo’s plunder case

MANILA — Senator Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday expressed his willingness to present more evidence in the case against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her three former officials.

“I still have many documents (against Arroyo),” Lacson told reporters on the sidelines of the inauguration of the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway Extension Project that was also graced by President Benigno Aquino III.

The senator said he will review the documents and will coordinate with someone who might have more evidence against the former President, who is now a representative of Pampanga’s second district.

Arroyo and three of her former Cabinet secretaries were charged with plunder for alleged misuse of P530 million funds belonging to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa).

The case was filed on Tuesday by former solicitor general Francisco Chavez before the Department of Justice (DOJ). (more)