Marcos v Sandiganbayan; G.R. No. 115132; 09 Aug 1995

FACTS:
Petitioner, after having been convicted of violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, filed several motions for leave to travel overseas to seek medical attention for various illnesses. The Sandiganbayan denied all such motions.

ISSUE(S):
Whether or not the petitioner was denied her right to travel.

RULING:
NO. A person’s right to travel is subject to the usual constraints imposed by the very necessity of safeguarding the system of justice. In such cases, whether the accused should be permitted to leave the jurisdiction for humanitarian reasons is a matter of the court’s sound discretion.

Petition is DISMISSED.

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