Former President and Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo took exception to rumors dragging First Lady Liza Marcos-Araneta into a reported coup attempt at the House of Representatives.
In a statement posted on her Facebook page Sunday, Arroyo sought to put an end to what she described as “pathetic rumors” and urged everyone to move on.
“A report is going around that I was ‘duped’ by a congresswoman into thinking that the alleged House coup had the blessings of the First Lady. I am truly sorry that she should even be dragged into this political fantasy of a House coup – it is disrespectful to her and to her intelligence,” Arroyo said.
“Whoever is spreading these pathetic rumors are the ones duping the Filipino people, and they should now move on to the serious business of making positive contributions to national progress,” she added.
Arroyo, who was replaced as Senior Deputy Speaker two weeks ago, was linked to a coup plot at the Lower House.
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