Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said that if elected he would release former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from detention.
Arroyo, who has been detained in a hospital in Manila for six years on charges of electoral fraud and plunder, holds the seat of the 2nd District of Pampanga province in the House of Representatives.
If I am elected President, I will release her because the evidence against her is weak. I know that because I am a lawyer, said Duterte, the standard bearer of the PDP-Laban.
Arroyo was arrested in 2011 for electoral fraud charges in the 2007 election.
She is also charged with misusing P366 million of intelligence fund of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes.