LONDON -- A United Kingdom (UK) court ruled Monday in favor of Grace Ibuna to repatriate the body of Negros Occidental Representative Ignacio “Iggy” Arroyo to the Philippines.
An ANC report said Justice Peter Smith of the UK High Court granted the custody of Arroyo's body to Ibuna, the lawmaker's live-in partner, over Aleli Arroyo, the lawmaker's estranged wife.
The arrival of Arroyo's body in the country was delayed as authorities in London where he died are asking clarificatory documents on who will be the real claimant of his body.
Arroyo died of liver cancer; with his long time companion Ibuna by his side.
Aleli went to London to claim Arroyo's body but Ibuna stopped her. (Sunnex)