Malacanang does not see the need for President Benigno Aquino 3rd to visit former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who is under hospital arrest at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City.
Presidential Communications Secretary Hermino Coloma Jr. said Sunday the President has no ill will toward Mrs. Arroyo but still won’t visit her at the
Some of Mrs. Arroyo’s allies and critics visited her at Veterans over the weekend.
The issue of the visits is not a priority for the administration, Coloma said.
“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.
Mrs. Arroyo was arrested in December 2011, on charges of electoral sabotage. She also faces a plunder case as well.
CATHERINE S. VALENTE