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Former President and Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. FILE PHOTO

TAGAYTAY CITY—Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo “looked happy” inside a wellness facility here, a day after she was released from detention.

Arroyo, now a Pampanga representative, arrived at around 9 a.m. at Green and Young Health and Wellness Center in Barangay (village) San Jose.

She was wearing a printed dress and slippers and was accompanied by an elder sister, said a source who asked not to be identified for lack of authority to speak on the former President’s visit here.

“She looked happy. She even laughed and smiled at me,” said the source who was briefly allowed to meet the former President at noon.

Arroyo was released on Wednesday from eight months in detention at Veterans Memorial Medical Center  in Quezon City after posting a P1-million bail in connection with an electoral sabotage case. Reports said she was here to seek treatment for her illness.

The source said Arroyo was not wearing her neck brace and was lying in bed most of the time.

“I heard that they were going to do some laboratory tests on her,” the source added. An intravenous fluid pack was attached to Arroyo.

Another source who received information from some staff members of the facility said the former President would be staying at the wellness center until Sunday.

But Elena Bautista-Horn, an Arroyo spokesperson, said the former President would check out today from the health facility and would go directly to her district in Pampanga.

The wellness center is run by Antonia Park, a Filipino oncologist.

Park is known for treating her patients, among them well-known personalities and court judges, with herbal medicines and an organic diet.

The source said a sister of Arroyo was also a longtime patient of Park. Cielo Macapagal-Salgado, a former vice governor of Pampanga province, claimed to have survived two forms of cancer through intense prayers.

Horn said the visit to the alternative medicine facility was suggested by the former President’s sister.

Horn said Arroyo agreed to try the new treatment because she had already undergone three surgeries. She also has limited options because she has a hold-departure order that prevents her from seeking treatment abroad.

Acknowledging that the former President’s freedom was temporary, her family would make the most of it, Camarines Sur Representative Diosdado “Dato” Ignacio Arroyo said.

Dato said that all of his mother’s grandchildren slept in her room the first night she was at her home in La Vista in Quezon City, and that his father, sister and elder brother were also there. With reports from Juan Escandor Jr., Inquirer Southern Luzon; and Tonette Orejas, Inquirer Central Luzon

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Tags: Comelec , Crime , electoral sabotage , Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo , Government , Green and Young Health and Wellness Center , Jesus Mupas , Justice , law , Pasay RTC , Politics , Veterans Memorial Medical Center

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFDQQH2M3OD6ZGBJNJ34UZHIV4 Enrico

    Mag relaks ka muna Madam dahil ang mga kalaban mo ayaw magsitigil. Napakarami na ng bintang na ibinato syo pero walang napatunayan….Aarangkada na naman yang mga lintek na yan dahil nalalapit na naman ang eleksyon. Sana lalo pang lumakas ang iyong pangangatawan at humaba pa ang iyong buhay.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EQSZXYMC25U3UNO5426WNK2NNQ bubuwit

       tama ho magpalakas kayo…… para di kayo nakawheel chair pag labas ng arrest warrant nyo…..ulit!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFDQQH2M3OD6ZGBJNJ34UZHIV4 Enrico

        Oo tama ka at ilalagay ni Pnoy si De Lima sa SC para lutong Macao na…Wala nang hustisya kundi kung ano ang gusto ni kalbong presidente….

      • boypalaban

         pabili….lutong macao…..pakibalot….

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFDQQH2M3OD6ZGBJNJ34UZHIV4 Enrico

        Malapit na niluluto pa kuno ng JBC

    • Barak_O

       hwag kalimutan ipaservice ang props na wheelchair habang nagrelaks siya

      tataas ang mileage ng wheelchair pag aarestuhin na ulit

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFDQQH2M3OD6ZGBJNJ34UZHIV4 Enrico

        Gusto mo? Ipa deliver ko syo.

    • boypalaban

       at sana humaba na ang leeg mo madam….

  • doublecross

    yan ba ang high risk, LIAR and CHEATER!

  • Hey_Dudes

    I think GMA will find going into the mouth of Taal volcano bathing herself with molten lave more invigorating and  probably will make her more healthy.  SPA SPA is for the weaker specie.

  • MangDolphy

    Sana di muna tinanggal yong gwarnasyon sa leeg ni Madam. Mas mukhang may sakit sya tignan doon eh. Sa picture nya kasi ngayon mukhang magaling na sya. Di pa nga yata na-treat ng Wellness Center. Pagpasok pa lang magaling agad.

  • Belekoy

    This is good news. She is now healing from neck pain. Maybe she can now say something about the 3rd SONA of P-Noy.

  • regd

    Enjoy it while it last, you’ll be back where you belong soon – in the loving arms of your concubine bars!

  • Ed Molina

    why am i not surprised she’s not wearing a neck brace?

    • oraman

      luma na yung picture

  • Beguine

    Enjoying a bit of freedom only to be arrested quickly again!
    And this time make sure to put her in a regular jail!
    She’s given proof positive she’s only pretending to be sick
    and always wanting to go abroad for “treatment.”  


    mabuhay si gma and may her health improve and fight against this vindictive, low esteem and witless pnoy who knows only to noynoying in his comfort zone of LA L:A dreamland!! may gma be victorious to fight this full of trolls in this present ogre government of pnoy!! GMA the filipino people LOVES youand eishes you great health!!


    sa mga sipsip and mukhang aso sa malacanang manigas kayo!!!

    • boypalaban

      sipsipin mo rin magsipsipan kayo…patigasin niyo kargada ni pnoy ipantali niyo sa leeg ni gloriampatuan…hahahahahahah

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CYDG63W2MVGRU2YOI7HBD23EXQ Adrian

    Potah kayo Leila Salaverria at Marimar Cinco.  Malisyoso yung title ng article nyo.  Hindi SPA, kundi treatment center, at bakit kailangan nyo pang ibandera na masaya si GMA sa Tagaytay SPA (?).  Napakamalisyoso nyong dalawang potah kayo.  Iba ang spa sa treatment center.  Halatang malisyoso ang insinuations ninyo.  Hindi na nga kayo magagaling na manunulat, malisyosa pa kayo. Potah!

    • boypalaban

       SPA = Sosyal Potah Arrovo

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CYDG63W2MVGRU2YOI7HBD23EXQ Adrian

    Pinagtyagaan kitang i google potah ka Leila Salaverria.  UP Mass Com grad ka pala, but I am not impressed. Malisyosa ka!  Well, isipin ko na lang na yan ang marching orders sayo ng PDI editor to put GMA in bad light.  “Arroyo looks happy at Tagaytay spa.”  Wah!

    • boypalaban

       SPA = Sosyal Potah Arrovo

  • wakats

    “She looked happy.  She even smiled at me.”  No more neck brace and looking good at the wellness spa.

    When she’ll be served with another warrant of arrest for the non-bailable PCSO plunder case, she’ll surely wear the neck brace again, looked sickly and weak,  and in wheel chair – in full view of hundreds of paparazzi.

    Then mrs. sungay will insist that gma, being a “high risk” patient, must be returned to VMMC and not to city jail, lest the PNoy government be blamed if something happened to her while incarcerated in filthy jail.  The hospital detention is not only comfortable but FREE OF CHARGE.


    • boypalaban

       nice one…mrs sungay…yung pino-post ko na English ng “mahilig” di pinapayagan e…yan naman kasi talaga si mrs. sungay…mahilig…may asim pa…nag-enjoy yata sa mga driver nung nasa LTFRB pa..hahahahahaha

  • catmanjohn

    With over a billion pesos of stolen loot, from the People of the Philippines, to be bribed out to judges, witnesses, and even assassins, Gloria Arroyo has reason to smile.

    • boypalaban

      arrovo…ngising buwaya….
      corona…ngising baboy
      suarez…ngising bakulaw
      lagman…ngising condom

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFDQQH2M3OD6ZGBJNJ34UZHIV4 Enrico

      Saan na naman galing yan?

  • Nick_Fury

    Naks spa kaagad inatupag pagka labas sa vmmc a. Lifestyle of the rich and famous talaga. Money is not an issue to them. Ang sarap ng buhay talaga ng mga corrupt. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFDQQH2M3OD6ZGBJNJ34UZHIV4 Enrico

      Isa pa itong inggetero. Magsumikap ka kasi para malaman mo hindi imposible umunlad sa buhay at wag pairalin ang crab mentality na umangat lang ang iba sabihin galing na sa masama.

      • Juan_Mapalad

        psst… kaya nga kinasuhan ng plunder dahil nagkamal ng yaman sa gobyerno.. abangan mo lang at marami ka pang matutuklasan.  Kaya lang pinalaya yan eh mahina ang kaso sa election fraud.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFDQQH2M3OD6ZGBJNJ34UZHIV4 Enrico

        Naku lumang kwento na yan…Napakarami nang kaso para kay GMA pero nasaan na. Walang kwenta lahat….tanungin mo si ztefertilizerscam at magsasawa ka sa kakabasa. Ayaw lang tlga tumigil nang kalaban kaya kung anu anong kaso ang iniimbento. So far, sablay naman lahat.

      • Nick_Fury

         Hindi ko hinangad magkaroon ng katiting na inggit sa pera galing sa korapsyon. Crab mentality mo mukha mo.

  • oraman

    luma na yung picture..nakalagay nga file photo nasan na photo from the spa?

  • noypisiTED

    And who will not like getting spa treatment? You’ll never value freedom unless you lose it. That’s what Gloria Arroyo realizes now. When she was president, illegally though, she holds in her palm and play with the liberty of people whom she regards as her enemy. Now, that the table is turned perhaps she now tastes what she did to the people whom her administration harassed and made life difficult.This nonentity still holds the view that Arroyo’s present awful plight is the cause of all  her illnesses. Stress, as every medical practitioner knows breeds all sort of diseases. Arroyo was just having stress galore which explains her neck woes. She’s just putting up this neck show to buttress her desire to skip overseas and hide from the arm of the law. That’s why she’ll never take that guillotine thing off her neck just to prove a point. Now, calling the Sandiganbayan, please satisfy the Filipino people’s craving for justice by sending Arroyo back to where she belongs – jail.

  • Vernon UK London

    Good ness. Sensational naman itong news na ito. INQ is instigating hatred again.

    Do you actually believe in Karma? One day you will get what you deserve.

    The lady is down and now making the most of her remaining years and freedom with her family. 
    Let her be, kahit man lang na kunting panahon na palugit sa kanya.

    • AllaMo

      LOL! And, you are instigating condoning corruption and cupidity again.

  • rocky92

    The woman needs all the spa treatment to endure the pain of going through all the cases filed against her which will most likely last until her last breath! She deserves it! No, not the spa but the cases!

  • 4kingdaddy


    okay, i have given more than enough time of courtesies to the arroyos…now dato–give the 2nd district back to bicolanos where it belongs…go back to lubao and run for your “sickly” mother’s district…mikey, can you show us how to steer a tricycle ‘cuz i had a hard time trying it….also, show the public you can stand a 12-hour shift as a security guard….gloria, you will be elected for 3 terms, but after that, you have no more place to hide…soon you will be incarcerated, but we have high hopes you will see the steel bars as early as possible..and miguel, the chopper man?…there are no more words that can describe this man…oh well….and luli???….i pass….she has nothing to do with these hoopla, i hope…..

  • AllaMo

    Ate glo[pwe] must be happy in that spa. But, for sure, she is waxing ecstatic with the manner that her corrupt and corrupting turns at being president will get away with mayhem and murder [just like the marcoses and estradas]. 

  • Cavitekid

    Watching the lack of prosecution of her and people like Ampatuan and all her other cronies only makes the Philippines the laughing stock of the outside world, read the headlines is like watching the cartoons. People wonder why there is no real interest in real foreign investment. Why do think there are no big USA companies spending investment money here or any other multinational for that matter?

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