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JDV charges won’t stand up in court

Posted by Mai on November 25th, 2008
JDV charges won’t stand up in court

By Gil C. Cabacungan Jr., Leila Salaverria
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 02:18am (Mla time) 11/25/2008

MANILA, Philippines—For all the charges hurled against his mother in the latest impeachment case, Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo Monday argued that none would stick in court.

“What my father is denying is that he was trying to broker a deal [with Chinese firm ZTE Corp. for the national broadband network project], not the golf game [with executives of the company],” Mikey said, responding to a litany of charges ex-Speaker Jose de Venecia aired at the start of the formal inquiry into the substance the fourth impeachment complaint against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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