Electoral sabotage is a non-bailable offense when evidence of guilt is strong.
‘A Pasay City regional trial court on Friday afternoon issued arrest warrants against former President Gloria Arroyo and two others hours after the Commission on Elections filed an electoral sabotage case against them.
‘According to a report on GMA News TV’s Quick Response Team (QRT), arrest warrants were also issued against former Maguindanao Gov. Andal Ampatuan Sr. and former Maguindanao election supervisor Lintang Bedol.
‘The case is being handled by Judge Jesus Mupas of the regional trial court’s Branch 112.
‘Ampatuan Sr. was arrested shortly after the Maguindanao Massacre in 2009 and has been detained since. The present arrest warrant issued against him is for a different crime —electoral sabotage…’