Probe of Mike Arroyo pushed

Lacson to Santiago: Get World Bank report.

MANILA, Philippines—Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Thursday urged Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago to resume looking into the World Bank’s blacklisting of three Filipino construction firms so she could subpoena the report implicating President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s husband in corrupt activities.

Lacson made the call a day after he released to the media “excerpts” of the World Bank report that, he said, had at least 10 witnesses linking First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo, certain politicians and public works officials to collusion in rigged biddings.

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