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MANILA, Philippines -- Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo rejoined the House of Representatives on Tuesday after a year's absence, walking into the session hall around 4 p.m. on the arms of eldest son, Juan Miguel or Mikey, representative of the party-list Ang Galing Pinoy.
The representative of Pampanga’s second district, dressed in white and wearing a neck brace, went around briefly shaking hands with colleagues before reclaiming her seat among the minority bloc.
Arroyo had missed sessions since July 2011, when she underwent the first of three surgeries for damage to her cervical spine.
In November last year, the Pasay City regional trial court ordered her arrested for an electoral sabotage case filed by the Commission on Elections after which she was detained at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center.
She was released from the hospital last week after she posted the P1-million bail granted her by the court.