MANILA - Former President Gloria Arroyo’s camp is saddened she has been dragged into the word war of Senators Antonio Trillanes and Juan Ponce Enrile.
In a statement, her spokesman Elena Bautista Horn said, “We are deeply saddened that her name is being dragged again into another controversy and this time being wrongly used to sow disrespect to a venerable and independent institution like The Senate.”
Horn stressed Arroyo is taking care of her health and her legislative work.
“As we all know, the former president's priority now is very much centered on her wellness and her health condition and utilize whatever strength is left in serving her district in Pampanga. She chose to focus on her legislative work,” she said.
Horn added, “She regrets that her name is being used to discredit and malign the name of a much respected official of the land like the Senate President.”
Trillanes has accused Enrile of being a lackey of Mrs. Arroyo for pushing the Camarines Sur bill, which would divide the province to the benefit of her son, CamSur 2nd District Rep. Dato Arroyo, and 3-term Congressman Luis Villafuerte.