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Let Arroyo go abroad, say bishops
After government officially turns down request for ex-president to leave the countryArroyo wearing a brace
- ucanews.com reporters, Manila
- November 9, 2011
Retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz today warned the Aquino administration of chaos should anything happen to the former president.
The government â€śshould let her go because if something happened to her, all hell will break loose. Even if she flees, her sickness is already her punishment. Itâ€™s justice enough,â€ť Cruz said.
Justice secretary Leila de Lima yesterday officially turned down a request for the ex-president to leave the country.
Bishop Leonardo Medroso of Tagbilaran http://www.ucanews.com/diocesan-directory/html/dps-pr_tagbilaran.php agreed with Cruz.
â€śEverybody as a right to health [care]. If something bad happened to the former president it will boomerang on the present administration,â€ť he said
Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo, head of the Catholic Bishopsâ€™ Conferenceâ€™s National Secretariat for Social Action (CBCP-NASSA) http://nassa.org.ph/ urged the supreme court to study the issue carefully and rule accordingly.
Arroyo, 66, is suffering from arthritis in her neck and has already had surgery three times.