‘PNoy should not allow GMA to travel’-ACT Teachers solon

Reaction of ACT Teachers Party-List Representative Antonio L. Tinio on Malacanang’s decision allowing Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to seek medical treatment abroad:

“President Aquino should not allow Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) to travel. The very itinerary that she has submitted, which will take her through Singapore, Spain, Germany, Italy and the United States in a month-long trip casts a doubt on her alleged purpose of seeking medical treatment. While we respect her right to seek life-saving medical treatment abroad, this has to be balanced with our ongoing quest for justice and accountability. Is there really an urgent medical necessity if she appears to be fit enough to go on a virtual round-the-world tour? Such a schedule would be taxing even for a healthy person. Perhaps GMA is not being entirely transparent about the purpose of this trip. Given the implausible nature of her request and the gravity of the charges against her, Malacanang would do well to deny it.”#