PNP vows ample security for Arroyo visits to grandchild
MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine National Police (PNP) assured former president and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo sufficient security once she travels from her hospital confinement to her grandson’s wake.
Senior Superintendent Robert Po, Spokesman to the PNP Chief, said in a briefing that the National Capital Region Police Office would be the main agency that would safeguard Arroyo’s travels from the Veterans’ Memorial Medical Center to her visits to the wake and funeral of her grandson.
“PNP will be providing ample security including Highway Patrol Group escorts and Police Security Protection Group escorts for her,” Po said.
Arroyo’s grandson, 13-month-old Jorge Alonzo “Jugo” Arroyo Bernas died at the Philippine Heart Center on East Avenue around 9:30 a.m. on November 2.
Jugo is the son of Arroyo’s youngest child Luli.
Following the order of the Sandiganbayan, Arroyo has been allowed to go to the wake from November 4 until November 9.
She has been allowed to leave the VMMC from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and stay at North Cambridge in Forbes Park, Makati.
On November 10, Jugo’s funeral, Arroyo has been allowed to travel from the VMMC to Santuario Antonio Columbarium in Forbes Park from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Po added that the Sandiganbayan did not allow any side trips and interviews with the media for Arroyo.