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Arroyo denies role in Sabah standoff

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Former President and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: Shocked

MANILA, Philippines—Former President and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is aghast at President Aquino’s accusations that a conspiracy involving people identified with her administration was behind the excursion into Sabah of the followers of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III to reclaim the island.

“She was shocked. I myself said, ‘What’s this?’ He might also accuse Gloria of being behind the death by firing squad of [our national hero Jose] Rizal,” said Mike Arroyo, the former President’s husband.

In a television statement, the President said officials of the previous Arroyo administration may be involved in the alleged conspiracy. He said cases were “being built up” against the conspirators.

Aquino said evidence was still being gathered on the possible role of the former President.

Minority Leader Danilo Suarez scoffed at the President’s linking of Arroyo administration figures to the Sabah conflict. Arroyo was detained in a hospital, without even a cell phone at her disposal, he said.

“This is just another smokescreen tactic of this administration to divert public attention to the real issue at hand, which is its failure to uphold the sovereign claim of the republic,” he said.


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Tags: Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo , Sabah standoff

  • disqusted0fu

    How pathetic can Pnoy be?! I’ve said it time and again… Blaming GMA is the only solution of Pnoy to problems of the nation, except that blaming anyone will never solve any problem. And that is why the Sabah standoff is only getting worse. And most of the problems of the PH for that matter, because the only thing that Pnoy has done is to blame, even when he doesn’t even have evidences.

  • GLORIA_ARROVO

    TAYMPERS……… “YOU DONT DO THAT TO ME!”  hahahaha ala willie…

  • spelster

    kelan ba umamin ang pandak na to?! hayzzz…

    NBN-ZTE deal, election rigging, PNP chopper, PCSO intelligence fund, fertilizer scam, etc…. lahat, wla syang alam.

  • Vin

    Style mo bulok Noynoy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMRXSOYS6ZCDDW43HZ4Z2XKVMQ BrAX82

    Si Arrovo, halatang maka showbiz. This is not ur place, hanap ka nlang website ng tabloid. Ang pathetic ng attempt mo po na pagandahin ang imahe ng leader mong kulang kulang by using the name ng taong kaya nya lng kasi ndi makasagot. If ever makipag dibate kahit kanino yang si Pnoy, I’m sure at the end of the day, iiyak nalang yan at tatawagin si Mama at Papa.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMRXSOYS6ZCDDW43HZ4Z2XKVMQ BrAX82

    The president is like his followers. Kung may batikos ka, sasabihin agad na Maka Gloria ka kase. Ngak, di ba pwedeng maka Gibo, Gordon, Villiar, na natatangahan lang talaga sa kasalukuyang presidente?

  • batangpaslit

    if the decision of the Sultanate of Sulu to “settle” in their other home, Sabah, which was leased to the the British company, in turn cecede it to the British Governent, and in turn ceded it to the Malaysian Government was largely through the prodding of PGMA, the whole incident tells me one thing:
    PGMA despite that she is no longer the Commander-in-Chief; but, confined in the hospital, is still a very powerful leader.
    If I were PNoy, I would befriend her and ask her help to help solve the impasse that he cannot untangle to persuade the Sultanate of Sulu.

  • opinyonlangpo

    If the sky falls down, it will also be her mistake. GMA must be a very powerful entity, nah just a scapegoat for somebody’s weaknesses.

  • disqusted0fu

    Typhoon ‘pablo’ was also caused by GMA, so was the resignation of the Pope. She also instructed Ronald Llamas to buy pirated DVDs and collect guns for her. The 2000 missing container vans are also with her at VMMC, it’s also her fault why the PH is on a dispute with China. What else will Pnoy blame GMA with?! Is it also GMA’s fault why Pnoy was born that way?!



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