• Arroyo visited by De Castro, Cruz

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    Former President Gloria Arroyo, who is under hospital arrest at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC), had unexpected visitors on Saturday: Vice President Noli “Kabayan” de Castro and Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz.

    Cruz, a staunch critic of the former President, said he paid the former leader a visit in the spirit of reconciliation, unity and compassion. He said that since her cases are already in court and she is under detention, the spirit of cooperation and reconciliation must be observed and reign in the hearts of the Filipino people.

    De Castro was Vice President during Mrs. Arroyo’s term.

    Brother Eddie Villanueva, along with Jesus is Lord Bishop Leo Alconga, also visited and prayed for Mrs. Arroyo on December 14. Villanueva said the former President needs prayers for her health condition. He added that it was his apostolic duty to deliver Christ’s message of justice with compassion and mercy.

    However, Malacañang does not see the need for President Benigno Aquino 3rd to Mrs. Arroyo.

    Presidential Communications Secretary Hermino Coloma Jr. said Aquino has no ill-will toward Mrs. Arroyo but he will not visit her at the hospital.

    He said the Palace is too busy to comment on the statements issued by personalities who visited Mrs. Arroyo.

    “We respect whatever Mrs. Arroyo’s visitors said but that is not our priority. We are busy with the rehabilitation of areas affected by recent cyclones like Yolanda and Santi, and by the fighting in Zamboanga City and the Bohol quake,” he said.

    The government is also busy pursuing reforms and implementing the

    Philippine Development Plan, Coloma added.

    Mrs. Arroyo was arrested in December 2011 on charges of electoral sabotage. She is also facing plunder complaint at the Sandiganbayan.

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    1. joebert banderas on

      kasi itong si Cruz kritiko ni Pnoy at kakampi ni gloria ,Marami kasing mga pari nakikinabang sa panahon ni gloria yun lang balita sa pcso at kay napolis kasngkot pala sila, at hindi seguro sila makakuha ng pera kay pnoy yun palaging tinitira si pnoy.darating din ang panahon lalangoy kayo sa impyerno mga kalaban sa turo ni Kristo at mga corrupt na religious leaders.at malapit na paghuhukom

    2. apolonio reyes on

      Sa akin paniwala na kaya galit na galit si Pnoy kay GMA ay sa dahilan na binigyan nya ng executive clemency yuon 12 sundalo nasankot at nakulong ng matagal sa pag patay sa atin mahal na Sen. Ninoy Aquino, Jr.. Kung babasahin nyo nuon at kung tutoo ang sinabi sa newsi noun ni Sen. BSS III na ” Ang pag halungkat ni GMA sa stock option ng land reform ng Hacienda Luisita ay pwede pa nyang kalimutan, pero ang pagbigay ng executive clemency ni GMA sa mga sundalong nasangkot sa pag patay ng kanyang ama ay di nya kalian man makakalimutan. Papaano ko malalaman ang mastermind ngayon ng pagpatay kung nakawala na ang mga sangkot?” Hindi ko masisisi si Pnoy. Kung sa ama nyo rin nangyari ito siguro gagawin din nyo ang ginagawa ni Pnoy pero kailangan na ng atin bansa ang MAGPATAWARAN AT MAG MOVE-ON NA ANG ATIN BANSA, DI BA SIR?