Former First Lady Imelda Marcos says she’s sad about "cruel" and "inhuman" treatment of Gloria Arroyo

She says the ex-president doesn’t deserve to be treated poorly.

Ben Rosario of the Manila Bulletin reports that former First Lady and current Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos has decried the allegedly "cruel" and "inhuman" treatment given by the government to former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who is currently detained at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in Quezon City.

According to the report, Marcos was moved to speak up on Arroyo's condition after she visited her at VMMC on Wednesday (January 22). The former First Lady said she feels "sorry" for her detained colleague since she is still under hospital detention even though the government has not convicted her of any crime yet. "It is no longer a fight for justice, it's a fight for life," Marcos said.


Marcos' chief of staff described the meeting between the two politicians as "very amiable, like a meeting of friends who have not seen each other for a long while." The former first lady gave Arroyo a bouquet of roses, a boxed gift, and red wine during her visit.


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