GMA's birthday wish: Unity in PH

By Ira Pedrasa,

Posted at Apr 03 2012 11:44 AM | Updated as of Apr 04 2012 01:04 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has called on Filipinos to “pray hard” for unity in the country.

In her birthday and Easter message, Arroyo, who is on a hospital arrest, said she hopes that “the divine providence protect our country and all Filipinos from any calamities, disasters and hardships that may come our way. Sana po ay mawala na ang kaguluhan at kalungkutang likha ng hindi pagkakaisa.”

Arroyo is facing electoral sabotage charges for her supposed links in the widespread fraud during the 2007 elections.

The Aquino government has been on her heels ever since she stepped down from office. The current administration is alleging widespread corruption during her term.

“It is my fervent hope that we will be truly united in the pursuit of long lasting happiness and prosperity. Let us pray so hard that wounds will be healed soon, with faith and resolve to help one another and move as a nation towards a brighter future,” Arroyo said.

Arroyo will turn 65 on April 5, Thursday. A mass was held at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center today.