Arroyo ally thanks critics for prayers
MANILA, Philippines – An ally of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Saturday thanked her critics for praying for and wishing her well while she underwent surgery.
“I wish to thank them for letting up on their criticism of her until she recovers,” Mayor Jerry Pelayo of Candaba, Pampanga, told reporters at the St. Lukes’s Medical Center in Taguig City, where Arroyo is recuperating from a five-hour operation on her cervical spine Friday.
“I especially want to thank Senator Panfilo Lacson for understanding that the former President should not be subjected to stress or pressure that could hamper her recovery. It’s a sign of a true gentleman,” he said.
Pelayo also thanked the Palace for wishing Arroyo well.
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