Unfair, inhumane treatment
‘GMA very depress,
shamed, weakened by govt attacks,’ ex-DOJ bares
F. HIBIONADA / PNS
November 27, 2011
ILOILO CITY –
Totally embarrassed. Seriously affected. Sicker and in depression.
While at it, a big victim of propaganda war.
Such summed up the
first-hand observations of former Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez on
the current physical state and plight of former President Gloria
A staunch ally,
Gonzalez is among the Arroyo loyalists who remain in close contact
with the beleaguered former President now incumbent Representative.
In fact, Gonzalez was with the Arroyos over the weekend with GMA now
under vicious government attack while in hospital arrest.
“We talked…and she
shared her concerns on what is being done against her…the former First
Gentleman (Mike) was saying he could not understand where all the
hatred is coming from and why (President Benigno) Aquino is doing this
to them,” Gonzalez said in an interview with Bombo Radyo’s John
Talento. “But what can she do? What can Gloria do? Let us just
disclosed the changed physical condition of GMA.
“When I was there she
attempted to stand up from her wheelchair. While doing that, she
almost lost her footing...and she lost so much weight,” Gonzalez
Yet depression and
all, the former Justice Secretary expressed optimism on the outcome of
Arroyo’s case as he downplays the government’s supposed evidence.
Such as he also quipped, “for as long as she stays alive.”
from another Arroyo ally Candaba Mayor Jerry Pelayo who is among those
who has reached out to the ailing former President.
Pelayo in a message to
Ilonggo media contacts decried the unfair treatment of the Aquino
“Accord the former
President due process and respect the law of the land,” came Pelayo’s
message as he also came out in national television in defense of GMA.
analysts are divided on the handling and mis-handling of the Aquino
administration on Arroyo’s case. Yet what is similarly heard is the
shared opinion, that sadder and sicker even are the former Ilonggo
Arroyo people who have now seemingly dumped GMA.
“Give it to Secretary
Raul and the likes of Mayor Pelayo who are real friends and decent
people in government for they are particularly there in GMA’s lowest
time,” said a retired teacher.
“Shame on the other
politicos who made good during PGMA’s term and now not only have
jumped ship to Aquino but has help trample the rights of Gloria,” said
another war veteran.