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'Distraught' ex-Philippine president arrested

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A "distraught" ex-Philippine president Gloria Arroyo was arrested at hospital on Thursday after being charged over a third case of alleged corruption during her time in power, authorities said. 

Supporters of former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo shout slogans during a rally outside the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court in Manila. A "distraught" Arroyo was arrested at hospital on Thursday after being charged over a third case of alleged corruption during her time in power, authorities said.

An anti-graft court ordered her arrest after Arroyo was charged with plunder for allegedly stealing 366 million pesos ($8.8 million) in state lottery funds meant for charity programmes, and spending the money on election campaigns.

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