Walden Bello Arrested by Authorities due to Charges Filed by Jefry Tupas
WALDEN BELLO – The former Vice Presidential candidate in the Elections 2022 was arrested in his house in Quezon City.
The Elections 2022 is one of the electoral events in the country with several candidates for the highest posts in the government such as the positions of vice president and president. There were 10 official candidates for president and nine for vice president.
One of the candidates in the vice presidential race is Walden Bello who ran under Partido Lakas ng Masa. He replaced Raquel Castillo as the running-mate of presidential candidate and labor leader Ka Leody de Guzman.
However, Bello lost the presidential race to then outgoing Davao City Mayor and now Vice President Sara Duterte. She also sits as the secretary of the Department of Education (DepEd).
However, recently, reports about former vice presidential candidate Walden Bello having been arrested in his house in Quezon City. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the former vice presidential candidate was arrested by the authorities due to libel and cyber libel charges filed against him by former Davao City information officer Jefry Tupas.
The arrest of Bello was confirmed by his chief-of-staff, Leomar Doctolero. Based on the report, it was in March when Tupas filed charges against the vice-presidential aspirant for accusing him of being a drug dealer and his alleged involvement in a drug trade in a TV interview.
The then Davao City information officer denied the allegations of Walden Bello against him. Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 10 Judge Retrina Espe-Fuentes issued the arrest warrant which was immediately implemented upon release on Monday. The bail was set at P48,000 for each of the charges.
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