'Blooming' Arroyo faces reporters


Posted at Sep 06 2016 01:19 AM

Former President and incumbent House Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo answers questions from reporters at a press conference on Monday. Photo from the Office of the House Speaker

MANILA - Former President and now House Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Monday appeared to have been floored by a question by a reporter, who said she is "blooming" after she got her freedom back.

After some laughter, Arroyo said, "Freedom is always very healthy."

Arroyo is due in Germany later this month to receive medical treatment. She has been suffering from her cervical spine problems.

"I don't know exactly how I am yet until I have my check up two weeks from now in Germany."

Arroyo added, "Oh, I sent them all my medical records. There were additional tests that they wanted to have done and I sent all to them and then they will send me their diagnosis and prescription. I have not received it, kakatapos ko lang padala lahat ang resulta, end of last week."

Arroyo has court permission for her travel.