Gloria Arroyo looks healthy, says sister


Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—Officials close to Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo have claimed that her hair had gone silver, and that she had turned gaunt and had “shrunk in size.”

But her half-sister, Cielo Macapagal-Salgado, said Arroyo looked healthy on Wednesday when they had lunch and prayed together at the latter’s residence in La Vista, Quezon City.

“She looks OK, except for the brace. She can eat, walk and talk,” Salgado, a former vice governor of Pampanga province, said.

The steel brace serves to support Arroyo’s neck and head. She has been wearing it since her discharge from St. Luke’s Medical Center where she underwent a series of spinal surgeries.

Salgado claims to have survived two forms of cancer through intense prayer. Arroyo is a Marian devotee.

Once estranged

Until recently, the sisters had been estranged because of politics and alleged sibling rivalry.

Arthur Macapagal, Salgado’s younger brother, had offered to serve as liaison between the half sisters, and eventually succeeded in connecting them.

“We prayed together,” Salgado said. “I was happy to be with her even for two hours. We talked mostly about health and family.”

Salgado said she had no information as to when Arroyo would leave for medical treatment abroad.

“I pray she will be able to find the doctors who will be God’s instrument for her healing when she goes abroad,” Salgado said.

A local official who visited the former President last week claimed that Arroyo could no longer have her hair dyed because her doctors had advised her against moving her head and neck.

The official said he tried to hide his tears when he saw Arroyo’s condition.

But Salgado said her sister’s hair was jet black during her visit.

Originally posted at 11:38 pm | Thursday, October 27, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    >>>>Salgado claimed to have survived two forms of cancer through intense
    praying. Arroyo is a Marian devotee. An age gap, alleged sibling rivalry
    and politics had estranged the two until recent years.<<<<

    MABUTI naman at na sa magandang kalagayan pala ang kalusugan ni Mrs G Arroyo. Ang tao nga naman, kapag sinuswerte, tuloy-tuloy lang ang daloy ng swerte.

    Ngayon ko lang napagtanto na ang MARIAN DEVOTEE ay "ganun" pala……..kaya naman pala maraming MARIAN DEVOTEEs na nagtratrabaho at naks-pwesto sa gobierno. Balita ko, marami, kundi lahat, sa samahang CBCP ay MARIAN DEVOTEEs din. Kaya pala maraming mga "miracles" ang nangyayari sa kanila!

    • Anonymous

      Sir, I added all these corrupt transactions in you list but I only added the items with figures. And the partial amount of corruption during the Arroyo government is roughly P238 billion. This partial amount only represents the tip of the iceberg so to speak. From my guesstimate the iceberg is as big as Alaska, isama muna yung Nunavut ng Canada. Hindi mo yata naisama yung kinita nila sa used helicopters na bininta sa PNP?

      • Anonymous

        SALAMAT kabayan sa info mo.  Hindi ko akalain ganyan kalaki at kadami ang nalimas sa kaban ng bayan ng pamahalaan ni Arroyo….238B!  Muntik na akong mahulog sa kinauupuan kong silya ng mabasa ko ang 238B  na numero.  SANAMAGAN, sooper-dooper plunder yan na ang makatarungang katapat ay wala ng iba kundi ang garote sa Quirino grandstand.

        Ganunpaman, SANA ay nagkamali ka sa pagsisiyasat mo at hindi ganun talaga kalaki ang nawaldas ni Glori-eta sa pamahalaan niya.  Nakakaduwal isipin.

  • Anonymous

    Arroyo corruption and many more..
    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 Million)
    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 Million)

    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.the 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 Bishop’s SUV-Gloria Birthday gift
    26 Arroyo linked in P325M lotto intelligence fund
    27 Arroyo got P200M in kickbacks from govt projects-Zaldy Ampatuan
    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 San Francisco.

    • Anonymous

      Kung totoo…wow, ang dami na nyang pera….marami siyang pampagamot kahit isang dekada siyang may sakit hindi mauubos?

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

    Must have been a good day for GMA cuz attention is temporarily diverted from her huh? If she is well enough and looks good enough then she should be strong enough to withstand hearings, trials and judgement if there will be one. But, the doc certificate could change any day. Ang saklap naman. So… subay-bayan ang bagong panata…

  • ernie

    marian devotee pala si GMA. marian rivera siguro hindi mama mary ! kaya nga sa GMA kapuso network  sya e ! sabagay , biglang nag mi milagro rin si gloria . tignan nyo , sabi ni bambino ay payat na payat sya nuon pala , laki ng wankata . pweh !

  • Anonymous

    “Cielo Macapagal-Salgado, a former Pampanga vice governor, said she had
    lunch with Arroyo on Wednesday and they spent an hour in prayer.”

    Gloria was a Christian for an hour last Wednesday.

    “A local official who visited the former president last week claimed that
    Arroyo could no longer tint her hair black because doctors advised her
    against moving her head and neck. The official said he tried to hide his
    tears when he saw Arroyo’s condition.”

    There is something in her that is very black – and it is not because it was tinted that way.

  • Anonymous

    “Arroyo’s hair gone SILVER,GAUNT SHRINK in size, WEARS STEEL BRACE TO SUPPORT NECK AND HEAD  Cielo Macapagal-Salgado, said ARROYO LOOKED HEALTHY.”

    I think Cielo Macapagal Salgado is cross eyed to see Arroyo looked Healthy. The description is Arroyo is not Healthy but Very Sick and needs to be in ICU for confinement.
    Healthy…Bali ang Leeg, lalong umigsi or umurong, healthy. Sa akin serious na si GMA.

    • Anonymous

      Bulag ka siguro.  Either that or nabulag sa pera.

    • Anonymous

      so what now manggoding?… GMA needs immediate medical treatment abroad? kasama ka ba sa biyahe? well, alagaan mong mabuti si GMA we want to see her in jail.

      • Anonymous

        secret lang ito. si manggoding ang nursemaid ni gloria.

    • Anonymous

      During GMA height of power, the writer manggoding bless your soul, manggoding led a faction which later got renamed – “Kissamygloass Club” and they met in the palace everytime there was need for warm bodies and eager hands to deliver the orchestrated clapping of hands and feet.  Please do not blame the writer for carrying on with the function bad habits are hard to die indeed.

  • Anonymous

    The 2 questions Ms. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo need deliver to her inner conscience is: 1. Why am I so unloved by the people I served for  9 years as president and many more years in various government positions and 2, Will it be different had I not engaged in nefarious, scandalous criminal scams then swept these under the EO464 rug? These 2 questions alone define her state as a human being seen by a majority of Filipinos.  It cannot be shaped by humanitarian excuses and neither comapssion in the face of the problems left behind by her vitriolic and putrid gift to the Filipino people.  Allow her to leave? YES.  To let her leave with grace and honor? That would be like praising Al Capone all over again.

  • Anonymous

    We saw with our eyes that GMA is sick as she is wearing steel brace attached to her neck.
    This was attested by the doctors that operated on her. Further more news of what kind of sickness she has was broadcast daily.
    Would not be enough to conclude that she is sick.If she is sick she is not healthy.
    A healthy person is lively, can walk, jog, run, talk, and does everything a healthy person should. GMA cannot do that because she is sick.

    On the other hand, I think most Filipinos are mentally sick. They have a sickness called paranoid. Always suspicious, no trust on anybody.
    Just like when you post something in favor of Arroyo, they will always say that I am one of her men, being paid, etc etc.
    With this kind of write up and accusations, the more I believe that GMA is just a victim of paranoid Filipinos a victim of paranoid accusations.

    • Anonymous

      You must appreciate Filipino’s ‘paranoia’ if indeed that is your assessment not knowing if you are expert in the medical field, that said, this paranoia was triggered about by another disease known to have afflicted your benefactress called ‘kleptomania’. I would’nt blame the Filipino people being paranoid but I tend to blame your benefactress inability to control her neurotic impulse to steal.  The Filipino people now want to rest their case.

      • Anonymous

        Another paranoid statement. Well, what Filipino needs is mental treatment.

      • Anonymous

        That healing process could begin by leading the way to the mental institution followed by GMA and members of your Kissamygloass Club.

  • Anonymous

    Wish’t they’d prayed and repented, all at once.

  • Anonymous

    Credibility is a very perishable item. And there’s no two ways about it. You’re either believable or not. Btw, looks can be deceiving.

  • RASor

    Apparently Salgado is saying a different story from RGMA’s Lawyer. What is the truth?

    To resolve this issue have RGMA present herself on TV – to establish her true condition –  sick or healthy.

    “Walang manloloko kung walang magpapaloko” – are we to be fooled again???

  • Anonymous

    I am inclined to believe Cielo rather than Gloria’s minions together with the St. Luke’s medical staff. If I were the owner of St. Luke’s I will fire out these medical staff who attended to GMA. They are tarnishing my hospital’s reputation. O kasabwat lang talaga sila ni GMA. Eh kaya naman daw gamutin yung illness ni Gloria, calcium deficient lang siya. 

    • Kaloy

      Di mo ba alam Tarikan? The Arroyos own St. Lukes.

      Kaya bow na lang ang mga doktor kay GMA.

  • Anonymous

    i would believe the sister. not her political allies. it is strange that it is when she is no longer in power that arroyo opened up to her siblings. 

  • Anonymous


  • Benjamin

    A Marian devotee for that, yet with all these cheating accusations. Healthy looking naman pala then it’s just a guise so she can leave for treatment abroad. Di ba pwedeng papuntahin na lang ang specialist na yon dito a gusto nya bringing the needed equipment. kaya naman nilang tustusan sa dami ng pera.

  • Anonymous

    naku hindi pa ba tayo natututo sa Aesop’s Fable na ” The Boy Who Cried Wolf”? bahala kayo, pag nauto na naman kayo ni ATE GLO sa isyung ito, naku, naku, pang ilang beses na ba itong panlilinlang sa taumbayan? dati sinabi nya, hindi na sya tatakbo para presidente!!! tapos sinabi nya, I AM SORRY!!! tapos deny nya ulit na hindi naman para sa pandaraya yung ‘i am sorry’ nya!!! tapos sinabi nyang wala silang property sa san francisco, etc, etc, etc…. maniniwala pa ba kayo? sasakay lang sya sa tricycle papuntang Portugal, ayun TAKAS na sya!!!! hwag mag pauto ulit!!!!

  • Anonymous

    duh ? Siyempre healthy , wala naman kasi sakit talaga.

  • Anonymous

    ngayon lang ako nakarinig na may devotee pala na mandarambong.

  • Anonymous

    Gloria Arroyo looks healthy, says sister.
    Anong klaseng kapatid ito, healthy pa raw si Arroyo. Kitang kita bali ang leeg, inopera, hindi makapagsalita, umigsi, lumiit,ayaw pakita sa tao, healthy.
    Ang healthy, walang sakit, nagjojogging, lumalakad, tumatakbo, kumaakain ng maayos, tumatawa, yan ang healthy.
    Baka ang maysakit itong si Cielo, mali na ang tingin kay GMA.

  • Kaloy

    The official said he tried to hide his tears when he saw Arroyo’s condition.. For sure this official is Lambino. Tago mo pa pangalan mo. Tanga. kilala ka na ng tao. Sinungaling.

    Mas believable pa and assesment ng sister niyang si Mrs. Salgado.

  • Anonymous

    Could the government show that they really mean business, when they said they’re going to prosecute people who stole and cheat the Filipino people.

    Find out if this person is just faking her so called illness, or that competent doctors in the country could give her the proper medical attention that she’s trying to seek abroad.

    These people are liars, leaving for abroad to evade jail time is not a hard choice for these people.
    Honesty is not one of  her ( maybe Gloria’s immediate family) strongest suit.
    Lying is like praying for these people( they do it both mataimtim)!

    Gloria’s Honesty vs. Penchant for Lying….

               Honesty  <  Lying

               Lying by Knockout!

  • Anonymous

    healthy??? then what are we waiting for?…jail her!! she doesn’t need to go abroad for treatment.

  • Anonymous

    this clan are full of lies!! there’s no truth in their vocabulary

  • Pablo Juan

    GMA’s sister must be talking about a different person… talking and eating and walking? jet black hair? she’s OK except for the brace? napapaiyak na nga ang mga kaalyado eh sa sobrang awa.. no I think Cielo meant somebody else.

  • Anonymous

    we dont care if all type of disease struck her, all we know she and her family stole billions of pesos. They shows no remorse nor compassion while they are dipping their hands on tax payers money. How many millions of people went hungry and died because of nine years of suffering? Now do the math? do we care about her?

  • Anonymous

    we dont care if all type of disease struck her, all we know she and her family stole billions of pesos. They showed no remorse or had they felt compassion for the filipino people while they are dipping their hands on tax payers money. How many millions of people went hungry and died because of nine years of suffering? Now do the math? do we care about her?

  • Anonymous

    Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has not yet decide whether she will join LP or not. Malamang naninimang ba yan kung saan siya kikita na malaki sa LP or sa Lakas.

  • Anonymous

    That’s right. Drilon had close contacts with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo since 2001 and actively supported her when she ran for a fresh mandate to the presidency. That’s a fact.

  • Anonymous

    Drilon withdrew support to GMA in July 2004 dahil wala na itong mapala noon kanya. Now, he supported Pnoy na gusto naman niyang huthutan.

  • Anonymous

    Gloria Arroyo looks healthy…to run and disappear abroad…LOL.

  • Anonymous

    Drilon owns a P350 million worth of house and lot in Greenhills, San Juan City. Where did he get his money? Of course, courtesy of GMA.

  • Anonymous

    Hindi na kailangan si Gloria Arroyo para mag-destabilize sa gobyerno. Pagsamahin lang ang mga bugok na sina Edwin Lacierda, Ricky Carandang at Abigail Valte, sira na agad ang administrasyon. Mag-resign na nga kayo!

  • Anonymous

    What a shame for Drilon. Two months after his wife died of lung cancer in 1995. He married a close family friend Mila Serrano-Genuino. Di ba napaka-immoral.

  • Anonymous

    Sooner or later, Drilon will initiate coup de etat in the Senate to replace incumbent Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. Ganyan siya kaganid sa power.

  • Rex

    Never in the article that the sister said “she looks healthy “. Misleading title by this reporter that results misleading comments by most of the readers here.

    • markx

      she said “she looks OK”.

  • Anonymous

    Ano kaya ang pinag pray nitong si GMA hindi ba siya nahiya sa diyos, walang hiya talaga siya…

  • Anonymous

    Which is which?  Gloria’s hair is white as the local official said or black as Gloria’s sister said.
    I am inclined to believe Ms. Salgado.  Gloria’s hair is black, Gloria can eat, walk and talk.  The local official, obviously lied in saying that Gloria’s hair is white and cannot be dyed as the doctor advised against moving Gloria’s head and neck.

    I’ve never known that LYING is a communicable disease.

  • Boying

    Tang na mo. Naiyak ka pa buhok lang ng mandarambong na pandak na yan PUMUTEEE?? Hintayin mo bitayin yan at lumawit dila o kaya mag amoy litson sa silya elektrika!!! Baka gusto mo sumama kanya pagbigyan kita!!!!

  • Mesc

    This article was calculated to elicit gloating from GMA-bashers who like to make it appear that the former president is at her wits’ end because of Penoy’s harassment. Little did they know that GMA is just laughing at all the clumsy maneuverings of the palace.  There is such a thing as conviction by publicity and conviction from the court.  With all the hearsay evidence purportedly against Gloria, she’ll have the last laugh.

  • Jonas

    Yup, I’m sure God will send someone who can heal GMA from her sickness because 1, she has to face the charges and the consequential penalties and 2, to give her time to remorse.  Ergo, “I am sorry part 2″.  Mabait ang Diyos. 

  • Anonymous

    Yun naman palae, bakit aalis pa?

  • Anonymous

    Baka naman ang nakita ng kapatid ni GMA ay si Nora Aunor o si Ate glue,yung tunay na GMA ay nasa labas na ng bansa .hehehehhee

  • dequis

    healthy naman pala eh, di basahan na ng kaso sa korte.

  • Anonymous

    Go Cielo. You are never one to dissemble and lie. It is amazing that you have the same blood yet turned out so differntly. What I find weird, is that normally someone who has that condition suffers from hair loss.
    That’s why in my earlier post, I have said I find something very fishy about this trip.

  • Anonymous

    Kawawa naman si GMA even cannot Dye her hair. This politicians feeling sorry for her needs some slap in the face, not being able to dye one’s hair is not ka-awa-awa at all compared to not being able to be sure if one can have the next meal and that person is already hungry.

  • Anonymous

    she had turned gaunt and had “shrunk in size.”

    sos as if pwede pa lumiit yun?

    —jookee lang :)

  • Araceli

    I was not following this story or her health condition. I am just curious..bakit na injured and neck and spinal nya? Sinakal at binalibag ba sya ni husband at nagka-ganyan sya?

  • Anonymous

    asus, nagsasakit-sakitan!
    naalala ko yung news dati kasal ni miriam santiago.meron ng neck brace si gloria.pagdating nung reception, tinanggal! LOL

  • Anonymous

    Gloria Arroyo looks healthy, says sister…

    I won’t believe the sister. What she says is jealousy as it is most common among siblings. It is more of a sibling rivalry. Because Gloria the little one beat her big sister.
    They say, picture speaks louder than words. Look at the picture at the caption, Gloria was not yet operated then, no steel neck brace.
    Yet you can see at once that she is sick. Her fingers and face are swollen and her smile is like embalmed suggesting that she is sick.
    The best evidence is her latest picture.
    We will know if she really shrunk and thinner than the last time. Anyway, let’s give her a chance.

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