Gloria Arroyo: Killing her softly

Mrs Arroyo's quarters comprise a receiving/dining room, her bedroom, a small toilet, kitchen, pantry, and bed space for her staff. It is brightly lit and air-conditioned, and she has made it as homey as possible, with family pictures everywhere and a small altar to the Blessed Virgin in a corner. And yet - knowing that she's only allowed one hour a day to take in the sunshine outside - you can feel how confining the space really is. This is where she's spent the last 4 years, and most likely the next 2 years as well, in this the golden age of daang matuwid, of Benigno S. Aquino III (B.S.) If you remember Mrs Arroyo from her years at the Palace - bright-eyed, alert, smart as a whip, exuding poise and self-confidence - you may be in for a shock when you see her again.




Gloria Arroyo suffering from depression

Even if actress Susan Roces felt “too traumatized” by her experiences while campaigning in 2004 for her MANILA - The Sandiganbayan has given the prosecution panel in former President Gloria Arroyo's plunder case five days to respond to her motion for bail.

Arroyo's lawyers said they are appealing to the courts to give her temporary liberty because she is suffering from depression.

As a result of her depression, Arroyo is reportedly suffering from more ailments.

Arroyo's lawyers also asked the court to allow her to attend Mike Velarde and his wife's golden wedding anniversary on July 18. Mrs. Arroyo has been invited by the celebrators to be one of the principal sponsors at the event.

The wedding anniversary celebration will be held at Amvel City in San Dionisio, Paranaque on July 18, 3 p.m.

The motion on her attendance in Velarde's party has been submitted for resolution.

Mrs. Arroyo is under hospital arrest at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) for a plunder case in connection with the alleged misuse of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds.


Imelda Marcos visits Gloria Arroyo at VMMC, brings gifts

Former First Lady and current Ilocos Norte 2nd District Rep. Imelda Marcos is the latest high-profile visitor of former president and current Pampanga 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC).

Marcos saw Arroyo on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 22. She reportedly brought a bottle of wine and a bouquet of red roses for the ailing Arroyo.

Marcos was recently quoted as saying that Arroyo's detention is "inhuman." Arroyo is "under hospital arrest" at the VMMC. She is facing plunder charges arising from the alleged misuse of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) intelligence funds amounting to P366 million, which supposedly transpired during her presidency.


PNP vows ample security for Arroyo visits to grandchild

MANILA, Philippines-The Philippine National Police (PNP) assured former president and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo sufficient security once she travels from her hospital confinement to her grandson's wake.

Senior Superintendent Robert Po, Spokesman to the PNP Chief, said in a briefing that the National Capital Region Police Office would be the main agency that would safeguard Arroyo's travels from the Veterans' Memorial Medical Center to her visits to the wake and funeral of her grandson.

"PNP will be providing ample security including Highway Patrol Group escorts and Police Security Protection Group escorts for her," Po said.


Sandigan lets Arroyo attend grandson's wake

MANILA, Philippines -The Sandiganbayan first division on Tuesday denied former President Gloria Arroyo's request for house arrest to grieve the death of her one-year-old grandson.

In a resolution released Tuesday, the anti-graft court meanwhile allowed Arroyo to attend the wake daily from November 4 to 9 from 1 p.m to 10 p.m. and during the interment on November 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Arroyo's grandson Jorge Alonzo "Jugo" Arroyo Bernas died age one due to a congenital heart problem.