Arroyo of telling him to 'back off' from the project so that ZTE would bag the contract.
Arroyo and Abalos, who allegedly used their influence to lobby for the broadband deal with China.
Arroyo said a house arrest may help her heal faster from her spine ailment, having undergone three spine surgeries already.
It is a mode of arrest allowed by the Rules and recognized by the Supreme Court," Arroyo in the motion said.
"In this case, Arroyo was charged with the crime of electoral sabotage which is punishable by life imprisonment.
"However, after a careful and judicious scrutiny of the evidence adduced by the prosecution, respondent judge concluded that the only evidence linking Arroyo to the alleged conspiracy was the testimony of engineer Norie Unas, whose credibility was seen by the trial judge to be tainted with doubt.
Akbayan Representative Barry Gutierrez, however, said Congress would be "bending over backwards" if it would express support for Arroyos house arrest while looking into the plight of detainees who also have health concerns but are not as well connected and privileged as Arroyo.
A lawmaker wants the House of Representatives to express sympathy for former President now Pampanga Representative Gloria Arroyo who he described as thin, fragile and even incapacitated to swallow food as she is under hospital detention for plunder for a charity funds mess.
lawyer said under a case considered urgent, the UN body will send a confidential communication to the government of the accuseds country.
's brother, Ignacio, claimed he owned the Pidal accounts but invoked his right to privacy.
Two complaints of electoral sabotage have been filed against Arroyo
and her husband alleging they rigged congressional polls in 2007 by tampering with results.
Wearing a soft brace around her neck, Arroyo
returned to the hometown she represents in Congress for the first time in almost four years, since she remains under hospital arrest on plunder charges at the Veterans Medical Memorial Center in Quezon City.