Former foreign affairs chief Yasay arrested

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Posted at Aug 22 2019 06:55 PM | Updated as of Aug 22 2019 07:32 PM

MANILA - Former foreign affairs chief Perfecto Yasay Jr. was arrested Thursday in relation to criminal charges allegedly committed by officials of Banco Filipino.

In a post on Facebook, Yasay said he was arrested at his house by police officers by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 10 in connection to criminal charges against officials of Banco Filipino.

The crimes were allegedly committed by officials between 2003 to 2006.

Yasay, however, clarified he only joined the bank in 2009.

"I am not posting bail until I am brought before the judge where I will question this abuse of process and travesty of justice," Yasay wrote.

He also posted a photo of him at the police station taken by his wife.

 

Yasay served as secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs from 2016 to 2017.