During a press conference of deputy speakers on Monday, Arroyo was asked about her position on the resolution filed by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez calling for an investigation in aid of legislation on the alleged drug trade at the national penitentiary during the stint of then justice secretary De Lima.
Arroyo said De Lima would be accorded due process unlike her situation before when she was incarcerated for four years due to plunder over the alleged raid of public treasury involving P366-million intelligence funds of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).
“I’m very confident that due process is going to be pursued, unlike the time when I was being persecuted,” Arroyo said with a hint of a smile.
In an interview with ABS-CBN after her release, Arroyo had said she hoped she would be the last one to be persecuted due to politics. Arroyo was incarcerated during the administration of then President Benigno Aquino III, who won the elections on the promise of weeding out corruption in government