A warrant of arrest has been issued against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in connection with the electoral sabotage filed against her and other respondents, including former COMELEC Chairman Benjamin Abalos.
This is non-bailable, so any talk of a watch list or Hold Departure Order (HDO) is moot at this point. All the accused cannot leave the country. If the Supreme Court is very busy with all the legal maneuverings of all parties concerned, it will become even busier in the days to come.
Some say the case was filed in haste. Some say the issuance of the warrant of arrest is only right. Some say it’s payback time. Everybody has an opinion. It’s going to be very, very interesting. What do you think?