“I was prejudged by the new administration. They even resorted to demagoguery so that they can demonize me. Of course, if I am portrayed as bad he will look good,” the Former president told Arnold Clavio.
Arroyo said she maintains peace of mind amid accusations and that she drew strength from her family, especially her two grandchildren.
“Malinis ang aking konsensiya sa aking pagkapangulo. My only duty is to serve our countrymen. Nobody can quarrel with me over my industriousness,” added by Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
The Former president said that she is still recovering from her three neck operations, but she is still unable to get an official diagnosis on her disease. “Eto, gumagaling na itong operasyon ko bagama’t hindi natin alam kung tuluyang hindi na babalik dahil wala pa tayong official diagnosis doon sa sinusupetsahang metabolic bone disease.”
“I think she’s come to accept the reality that she will be transferred (to VMMC) but I can see that she’s depressed. She’s just a little over 90 pounds now,” her husband said. Mr. Arroyo said the Pampanga representative has just recovered from a bout of colitis or inflammation of the large intestines and the family as well as her doctors have been prodding her to eat more to regain her strength.
GMA said her faith in God remains strong. Her spokesperson Ma. Elena Bautista-Horn said the Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has requested that a small altar be put up in her suite.
PNP will be in charge of the transfer of Arroyo from the SLMC, while security at the VMMC will be the responsibility of both the police and the military. Chief Superintendent Miguel Laurel, deputy chief for administration of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), said 150 policemen would be deployed to secure the convoy of Arroyo.
Laurel, head of Task Force FPGMA (Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo), said additional policemen were deployed yesterday at the SLMC following reports that militant groups and anti-Arroyo forces would stage a protest rally at the hospital.