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Arroyo regretful she was dragged into discussions of bill dividing Camarines Sur

InterAksyon.com
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Former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Thursday said she lamented being dragged into the Senate controversy over a bill that sought to split a district in Camarines Sur, where her son, Diosdado “Dato” Arroyo is a congressman.

“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,” Arroyo’s spokesperson Elena Bautista-Horn said in a statement.

“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,” she said.

“As we all know, the former president's priority now is very much centered on her wellness and her still precarious health condition and utilize whatever strength is left in serving her district in pampanga. She chose to focus on her legislative work,” Horn added.

On Wednesday, Senator Antonio Trillanes alleged that Arroyo called Enrile to ask him to push for the passage of the bill dividing Camarines Sur.

The statement sparked a heated debate between Enrile and Trillanes that led to a walkout from the session hall by the latter.

Arroyo earlier denied making a phone call to the Senate chief. 

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