MANILA, Philippines - Now that she is out of hospital detention, former President and now Pampanga 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo might soon be attending the House of Representatives deliberations for the 2013 budget.
House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez said Mrs. Arroyo is an economist whose expertise will be needed during the budget hearings. He noted there is a risk that government funds could be diverted during the 2013 elections.
Suarez said he will encourage Mrs. Arroyo to attend the hearings if her health permits it.
Radio DZMM, July 25, 2012