Aside from being “overworked” in solving the country’s problems, President Arroyo’s illness and sub-sequent hospitalization are now being blamed on the political opposition’s continued “attacks” on the Chief Executive.
Mrs. Arroyo’s allies in the House of Represen-tatives yesterday called on the opposition to desist from giving the President “headaches.”
House Deputy Speaker for Mindanao Gerry Salapuddin and Bulacan Rep. Lorna Silverio, in a joint statement usually emanating from Malacanang, said it is now time for the people to appreciate the efforts being exerted by Mrs. Arroyo, who is “sacrificing her own health just to keep her vow of service while her foes continue to give her head-aches.”
Mrs. Arroyo was rushed to St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City late Thursday afternoon after she was claime to have suffered chills and fever. It was the second time this year that the Chief Executive was hospitalized.
Salapuddin said in view of the illness that struck Mrs. Arroyo, “we urge an end to political intramurals which do not help at all the President and the nation.”
“We call on the opposition to be part of the solution rather than a major part of the country’s problems,” he added.
The congressmen said Mrs. Arroyo became ill as a result of carrying the heavy burden of leading 85 million Filipinos while a handful of opposition diehards try to drag the country down every step of the way.
Silverio pointed out the opposition should be fair and cooperate with Mrs. Arroyo since she is doing her best for the entire nation.
“We commiserate with the President for the unfair treatment by the opposition. With all the sacrifices she has done for the country, it’s only fitting that we support her efforts and programs,” she pointed out, adding “besides, the people are already getting sick and tired of the opposition’s partisan politicking, which is the single biggest thing holding the country back.”
These Arroyo apologists usually come in pairs. (scroll down)