Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo claims "mental torture" after grandkids were not allowed to use their iPod at hospital
Interaksyon.com reports that former president and current Pampagna Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s spokesperson Elena Bautista-Horn told the media on Sunday, December 11, that Arroyo was "being tortured mentally."
Interaksyon.com reports that former president and current Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s spokesperson Elena Bautista-Horn told the media on Sunday, December 11, that Arroyo was "being tortured mentally." This was because Arroyo’s grandchildren were not allowed to use a music player at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC). Arroyo was transferred to the government-run VMMC on Friday, December 9. She is considered under "hospital arrest" since she is charged with electoral sabotage.
According to Horn, Arroyo’s grandchildren had "wanted to dance for her but they were not allowed to use an iPod music player inside the [hospital’s] presidential suite." Horn also brought up the fact that Arroyo has not been allowed to use a cellphone, computer, television, or radio since her transfer to VMMC. Horn added that "Arroyo also could not go outside for fresh air because she was not allowed to do so."
That same day, Malacañang responded to the issues raised by Arroyo’s camp. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said, "How is she being tortured mentally? We are going to exact accountability. I don’t know if that's mental torture." Interaksyon.com noted that "the Palace was [also] lukewarm to a planned request for temporary furlough for Arroyo for Christmas and New Year."
Lacierda added: "That is only calling on her to live up to what she promised to do when she was in office and that's why we are demanding accountability on her. If she's feeling any pressure, it's because she has not lived up to the expectations as chief executive of the land."
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