Friday, December 09, 2011

Entranced by the Non-Event Transfer of Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo from St. Luke's to VMMC

Former President now Pampangga congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is now safely in the "Presidential Suite" of the Veterans' Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City.

Pampangga Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
now at Veterans Memorial Medical Center.
The ride from The Fort Taguig to VMMC at Mindanao Ave. cnr. North Avenue in Quezon City took only an hour, despite the rainy weather and the rush hour traffic.

Arroyo's camp expected to be en route to the VMMC as early as 6:00 AM, but apparently, the timing of her departure from St. Luke's in Taguig City was to be decided by the DILG.

In any case, the ten hours of live coverage devoted to Arroyo's transfer to VMMC seems like an overkill, considering the Aquino Administration could find no credible threat against Arroyo.

What ensued in those hours were the exchange of snide remarks between Arroyo's people and Aquino's staff.

Over and over, reporters doing live coverage were interviewing the same people and asking more or less the same questions.

Given the number of reporters and facilities deployed, you'd think this was some historic event.  But, really, Arroyo is just being transferred from a plush hospital room to a less plush hospital room.

It would have been really something IF she was being transferred to a detention facility of the Southern Police District or the Pasay City Jail.

That would have been historically EPIC.

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