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Arroyo ordered transferred to gov't hospital


MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Philippine court has ordered former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to transfer from a private to a government-run hospital after she was arrested on electoral fraud charges.

Prosecutors say Arroyo should not receive preferential treatment. They want her detained in jail like any other suspect, but her lawyers say she is suffering from a bone ailment. Doctors testified Thursday that she needs treatment for colon inflammation.

Arroyo's lawyers want her under house arrest while she fights the charges.

Judge Jesus Mupas of the Pasay Regional Trial Court gave Arroyo until Tuesday to transfer from a high-end private hospital where she was arrested last month to a government medical facility.

The court has not yet ruled on the petition for house arrest.

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