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Arroyo complains of numbness in left arm

Oct 8, 2015 @ 11:27

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has another reason to complain about her supposed ailment.

In a motion for hospital furlough filed Oct. 8, 2015, Arroyo’s lawyers asked the First Division for leave to allow Arroyo a check-up at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon city from Oct. 21, 9 a.m., to Oct. 22, 4 p.m.

Arroyo, who is now Pampanga representative, complained of numbness in her left arm and weakness in her grip, which she said is caused by her cervical spine disease.

Arroyo said the Veterans Memorial Medical Center is not equipped for the tests.

Arroyo ran and won the Pampanga district seat after her term as president in 2010 in a supposed bid to be immune from suits amid allegations of massive corruption during her term.

But this supposed immunity backfired. Arroyo served her first term present in the plenary until she was ordered detained for plunder in 2012 over an alleged charity funds mess. Even while under detention, she won her reelection bid in 2013.

Arroyo is placed under detention at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center as she faces plunder before the Sandiganbayan for allegedly using P366 million in intelligence funds of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) from 2008 to 2010 for personal gain. She is in the hospital as she claimed to be suffering from a degenerative bone disease.

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