FOR going out of his way to come to the defense of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez, presidential spouse Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo consciously or unconsciously himself confirmed the accusations in the impeachment complaint against her, Sen. Manuel Roxas II said yesterday.
“What are the reasons why the First Gentleman himself has chosen to come to the succor of the Ombudsman in such a brazen and unrestrained manner? Personal ba ito o opisyal niyang tungkulin? Utos ba ito ng kanyang maybahay? Did he make it as a private citizen? Or did he make it in behalf of his office, for indeed, there is an Office of the First Gentleman in the Office of the President in Malacañang. Or was this statement made in behalf of President Arroyo?” Roxas said in a privileged speech.