Palace to Arroyo: Have great week, happy birthday


Former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

In the spirit of the Lenten season, Malacañang has wished detained former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona a purposeful Holy Week.

“To Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and to Chief Justice Corona, we hope your observance of Holy Week will be meaningful,” said deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte at Tuesday’s news briefing.

Asked by a reporter if the Palace would ask them to repent, Valte said Malacañang was of a mind that “repentance or confession is a personal decision, we will leave it up to them.”


As for militant groups that had been staging protests recently, including the viral “Noynoying” that has put President Benigno Aquino III on the defensive, Valte said: “To our friends in the militant groups, it’s up to them how they would mark Holy Week.”

Some militant groups had reportedly planned protests over Holy Week.

As for Arroyo, Valte wished her better health as she celebrates her 65th birthday on Maundy Thursday.

“Well, advanced happy birthday and get well soon. I hope that she feels, that her condition continues to improve as it has the past few months,” Valte said.

Arroyo, who stands accused of electoral sabotage, is detained at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center where her health is being closely monitored. Electoral sabotage is a nonbailable offense.

The former president is also facing graft charges in the Sandiganbayan in connection with her alleged involvement in the canceled $329-million NBN-ZTE deal.

Close ally

Corona, a close ally of Arroyo’s, was impeached by the House of Representatives where he was charged with multiple violations of the Constitution. He also led the Supreme Court in issuing a temporary restraining order against a government travel ban on Arroyo, which would have allowed her to leave the country before she could be charged.

From her hospital suite, Arroyo on Tuesday called for “forgiveness,” “unity” and the “healing of all wounds” this Lent.

In a statement, she said: “To our countrymen, let us pray for forgiveness this Lenten season and continue to be inspired by the love bestowed on us by Jesus and the sacrifice He made to redeem our sins.”

She added in Filipino: “I hope there will be no more strife or grief caused by disunity. It is my fervent hope that we will be truly united in the pursuit of long lasting happiness and prosperity. Let us pray so hard that wounds will be healed soon, with faith and resolve to help one another and move as a nation towards a brighter future.”

Arroyo turns 65 on April 5, Maundy Thursday. She said her birthday wish was for “Divine Providence to protect our country and all Filipinos from any calamities, disasters and hardships that may come our way.”

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  • sacrebleau

    Yes, have a holy week you thieves!

    • agoroy12

      Look who’s talking? lol

      • tagalinis

         why? you are not one of them? just asking!

  • Flavio

    gloria at corona , mag repent na kayo at isoli ang mga ninakaw nyo sa madlang pipol. amen…

    • agoroy12

      It funny. You’re calling people to repent. What about you did you repent? Tingnan mo muna ang kasalanan mo bago ka mag judge ng ibang tao. lol

  • doublecross

    wish you the best, FAKE PRESIDENT (daw).

  • simondj

    While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:3,,,, because according to the bible, the way of peace they do not know.

  • oracle888

    I think both the palace’s  wishes for the detained former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona a purposeful Holy Week, as well as Arroyo’s on Tuesday called for “forgiveness,” “unity” and the “healing of all wounds” this Lent, are really uncalled for and unnecessary..

    It is this kind of hypocrite catholic teaching that leads to the impunity practice in this country. Just let the law and justice carry out with no exception. To repent or not will be their own decision according to their religion and believe.

    With impunity, corrupt government officials will never disappear since they think they can still get away with all the money they have stolen from the nation.

    • Hfxwst

      Take note – each day there is an announcement of “corrupt government officials” being fired. The latest crop is from the PNP.

  • anak_mahirap50

    GMA- get better,naghihintay na ang jail sa iyo!

  • padrefaura

    remember that it was a thief whom jesus forgave and said who will join him in paradise and those who prosecuted were the ones punished.

    just stating a fact.

    • KonsensyaNgBayan

      What a great message for Glolongs birthday during Lenten Season, instead of celebration she should ADMIT and REPENT as a THIEF so she could join our Master. Admission of guilt, Including the appointment of Judas in the Senate, who eventually BETRAYED the trust of the people. Poetic Justice!!….KARMA!!…as Mon Tulfo always say, for making the majority of Filipino’s life under your deceitful presidency miserable and in chaos…May Your Soul CAN Rest In Peace!!!….

  • ferds

    Happy birthday LOLONG, the great crocodilian, did you miss a lunch in New York ?

  • ztefertilizerscam4

    Former Fake Pres. Arroyo , corruption and many 

    1. NBN ZTE Scandal

    2. Millions of bribe money to Congressmen and Governors 

    (October 2007)

    3. Cheating in 2004 Elections (HELLO GARCI)

    4. Joc Joc Bolante Case (Fertilizer Scam, P728 Million)

    5. JOSE PIDAL Bank Account (Unexplained Wealth, P200 


    6. NANI PEREZ Power Plant Deal ($2 Million)

    7. Use of Road User’s Tax for Campaigning

    8. Billion Peso Macapagal Boulevard (Overprice of P532 


    9. Juetengate? (Illegal Numbers game kickbacks)

    10. Extra Judicial Killings

    11. Arroyo Moneys in Germany (Exposed by Senator Cayetano)

    12. General GARCIA and Other Military Men

    13. Billion Peso Poll Automation contract to(Mega Pacific) 

    (P1.3 Billion)

    14. Northrail Project($503 Million)

    15.  Maguindanao Results of 2007 Elections (ZUBIRI, BEDOL)

    16.  NAIA-3

    17.  Venable Contract (Norberto Gonzales)

    18.  Swine Scam (Exposed by? Atty. Harry Roque

    19. GLORIA Arroyo son hidden assets in united states



    22.  C-5 road controversy — Senator Manuel Villar

    23.P550-million worth of funds from the Overseas Workers’ 

    Welfare Administration (OWWA).

    24. P780-million LWUA funds-PROSPERO PICHAY

    25. BISHOPS’s SUV-Gloria Birthday gift

    26. Arroyo linked in P325M lotto intelligence fund

    27. Arroyo got P200M in kickbacks from govt projects-Zaldy 


    28. P200.41 billion or $4.6 billion in Malampaya royalties 

    from 2002 to May this year.



    30. 600,000 metric tons of Rotten rice imported from 

    India.Kishore Hemlani, an Indian trader allegedly close to 

    Arroyo, reportedly bagged the P9.5 billion contract for 

    the rice importation. 

    31. DATO ARROYO wife bought the condo unit for $570,000, 

         70-square-meter one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit (Unit 

    No. 533) at the luxury high-rise, full-service Gramercy 

    Towers located at 1177 California St. in upscale downtown 


    32.- P50-million bribe to FG for the president’s veto of 

    two franchise bills

    33. The additional funding led to a 41-percent spike in  

    advertising expenses, from P76.129 million in 2008 to 

    P107.420 million in 2009, which went mostly to ads for 

    Arroyo’s achievements.

    34. The report said the PIA received from the Department 

    of Budget and Management a notice of cash allocations 

    amounting to P344.789 million, even though only P222.488 
    million was appropriated for it under the national budget.

    35.- Denial of pork barrel funds to Malacanang’s political 


    36.- Praises for Jovito Palparan, alleged mastermind of 

    extra judicial killings of militants

    37.- Removal of govt bodyguards for former pres and Arroyo 

     critic, Cory Aquino

    38.- Appointment of manicurist as a member of the board of 


    39. Appointment of gardener as deputy of the Luneta Park  


    40. MIDNIGHT APPOINTMENT of Fake President Arroyo,RENATO CORONA, as SC 

    Thief Justice

          200+ other illegal midnight appointments

    41.- MIKEY ARROYO’s undeclared properties in California

    42.- Pardon of controversial convicted criminals like 

    Ninoy’s murderers

    43.- EO 464; requiring Cabinet members to seek 

    presidential clearance before testifying in Congress 


    44.- Promise (on Rizal Day) to not run for the presidency 

    in 2004

    45.- “Vote Buying” by giving away Philhealth cards

    46.- Taxpayers’ money for her giant billboards and and 

    PCSO tv campaign ads[/b]

    47- Appointment of Ben Abalos, a staunch GMA ally, as 

    COMELEC chair

    48.- Mikey Arroyo’s importation of 32 thoroughbred horses 

    from Australia worth P384 million.

    49.Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo used 2 choppers 16 

    times, son Mikey 69

    50.PNoy: PAGCOR spent P1 BILLION on coffee

    51.Jose Miguel Arroyo owned helicopters’
    all Robinson R44 Raven Is with Series Nos. 1370 to 1374
    A total of $1,423,025 was paid to Lionair for the five 


    52.Pagcor ‘pabaon’ to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: P345M

    53.The godmother’s ties to the Pinedas(Jueteng lord)

    54. Glorietta 2 and Batasan bombings

        The Glorietta 2 bombing happened during the height of 

    the bribery case which took place in Malacañang.

    55. Misuse of Balikatan funds Navy Lt. Nancy Gadian 

    revealed an alleged malversation of funds in 2007

    56. Solon: Charge Gloria Arroyo for taking P98-M from 

    PNoy’s social fund


        Former Armed Forces chiefs of staff Narciso Abaya, 

    Dionisio Santiago, Generoso Senga, Hermogenes Esperon, and 

    Alexander Yano,chiefs of staff – Angelo Reyes, Diomedio  

    Villanueva, and Roy Cimatu and MANY MORE..

    58.Colmenares: GMA had P488 billion in ‘pork.

    59. P1 BILLION down the drain in Arroyo-era jatropha 

    project—DOST chief 
    60.Fishers push plunder rap vs Arroyo in purchase of ice machines( overpriced at P455 million in 2009.)
    61.$225-million overprice of Metro Rail Transit Corp. (MRTC), 
    62.Ongpin “front” for former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo in a P660-million loan from the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)… of the old Iloilo airport for P1.2 billion to Megaworld Corp. in 2007
    64.And Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (Fasap).CASE

    • hukom2

      Hindi lang pagpapatawad, kailangan ding panagutin ang lahat ng may kinalaman sa mga atrasong ginawa ng administrasyong Arroyo!

  • ztefertilizerscam4

    Gloria Macapal-Arroyo spent a whopping P2.85 billion for foreign trips she made during her nine years in office.

    Ex Fake President Gloria Arroyo’s $20,000 worth of dinner @ Le Cirque, New York, USA

  • Albin

    Nandito na naman nag kopong-kopong and mga dilawan na noynoying penoy supoters.

    • Delights

      … at nandito na naman siyempre ang bayaran na ever-loyal-until-death-do-us-part na tagapagtanggol ni Thief Justice Coronakot! Ladies and gentlemen, here comes the pale-skinned Albino!!! Hep hep hurray!!! Hep hep hurray!!!

      Okey, sigi pwede mo na kunin bayad mo kay Korona para sa araw na ito. Alis na! Tsupi!!!

      • SimounIbarra

        Kano kaya bayad sa kanila? Pwede ba ako magapply? Sideline ko lang. Extra pera din yan. haha

  • hukom2

    Ang problema ay kung paano pananagutin ang mga kasabwat kung nandyan pa rin ang walong protektor nito, kasama si CJ CORONA, sa korte suprema.

    These justices are obvious GMA withstanders, they hide under the cloak of justice, as recognized interpreters of the law and the constitution, to adjudicate their superiority in imposing judicial jurispredence and upholding the rule of law.

    Lahat ng pagpapatawad ay may kalakip ng taos pusong paghingi o pag-amin ng kanyang kasalanan.

    TANONG: Meron ba si GMA at mga alipores nito?

  • laguar

    Can Ms. Valte really be serious about her message to GMA or is she trying to be funny?

    • hukom2

      Palagay mo? Ako hindi ako mapalagay!!! Hahahahaha  LOL

      • laguar

        Bakit, mayroon bang lagay?

    • Delights

      She is just as serious or funny when ex fake president gloria macapagal arroyo gave her message!

      • laguar

        Then they are the same.

      • Delights

        Beside from being equally “serious” or “funny” when giving their lenten season messages for one another, whichever way you prefer to look at it, there is actually an ocean-wide difference between the two.

        While one is the spokesperson for the current president who is trying his best to once and for all get rid of corruption and start a big change in the government and in all sectors of the society for the betterment of the country, the other one is the shameless ex fake president, queen of all thieves and the ultimate leader of all corrupt government officials.

      • laguar

        You’re so righteously sure of yourself, aren’t you?

      • Delights

        mr jaguar, why the use of the adverb “righteously”? If you’re not one of those fools who said that the latest surveys concerning these issues are false (but only sparingly if the results are against their wishes), then you  should have realized that 73% of the people believe that Corona, and consequently Gloria, are guilty of the  charges against them. If you call it righteousness for the 73% of us then so be it, but you are the arrogant type of person who use the word “righteously” in your skewed sense of logic!!!

      • laguar

        Whose sense of logic is skewed – does believing in something make it true?  Anyway, my comment was on Valte – where are we now?

      • Delights

        That just shows how stupid your logic is! Normal people like us believe in something because it is true. Abnormal people like you and your company believe in something that is false in the hope to make it come true!

        Where are you now? You can’t follow a simple flow of thoughts or ideas? This articles is about the palace, in the person of Valte, and your Gloria giving messages. You commented they are the same and I told you the difference between the two persons. Gloria is still part of my last comment though I have mentioned a related person Corona! Are you blind or just one of the morons still defending Gloria, Corona, et al! I guess you’re both! And I don’t want to deal with you anymore, moron jaguar! Replying to this will no longer merit my attention, moron jaguar!!!

      • laguar

        My, such language from one who pretends to argue rationally and can only muster ad hominems, I just think I snagged somebody’s goat.

    • Harry

      Adding insult to injury?

  • Pauline

    naaalala siguro ni gloria yung 20,000 dollars a dinner niya sa new york kasama ng mga kampon niyang kongresista. namimiss siguro niya yung lifestyle ng isang kurakot na pulitiko na walang-hiyang ginagastos ang pera natin para sa sarili niyang luho. 

    dapat naka-orange din si gloria tulad ng iba sa bilibid; tapos, lagyan ng malaking “K” sa likod ng t-shit for KURAKOT. 

  • TulisangDagat

    kala ko tapos na ang teleserye nito noong isang taon meron  na naman…….


    AKO din babati:  NAWA humaba ng mahabang-mahaba ang buhay ni corona at arroyo para makita ng mga susunod na sibol na Pinoy kung anong itsura ng MMM at kung papaano sila dapat panagutin sa bayan.  Maging huwaran sila ng mga taong hindi dapat pamarisan….mga taong mapagsamantala, hayok, at ganid sa $ALAPI!

    Sa tingin ko bagay-na-bagay sa dalawa yong onipormeng jumpsuit na puti at may guhit na itim na pahalang.  Cute si arroyo doon (kay ARROYO, yong tangerine na phosphorescent na may message sa likod na- courtesy of NBN-ZTE). 

  • billygunn23

    I don’t know why the palace mocks its perceived enemies as if they themselves are clean and white as dandelion seeds. They would have done better had they shut their mouths. TO Valte: Do you find people grinning with what you’ve just said? Don’t you know that they’re grinning because both your cracks emit same putrid smell!

    • Delights

      The same goes to you, billygunn23! So why don’t you shut your foul mouth too?

      • billygunn23

        and also with you (yourn name sucks why don’t you try using another one like penoy lover?)!

      • Delights

        Smart words from a moron!!!

      • billygunn23

         in case you’v forgotten, do you know that el presidente is a moron? and still you follow him? that makes you even worse than a moron! Tulo laway pa! Ikaw ano tumutulo sa yo? lol

      • Delights

        Your wors say it all, REAL MORON OF MORONS!!! You don’t have to reply to this, I’m done with you, moron!!!

      • billygunn23

         look, a talking moron! yeah, bring it on man! i’m not yet done with you! lol

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