MANILA, Philippines – Elena Bautista-Horn, a spokesperson for Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, revealed on Wednesday a possible threat on the life of the former President. According to Horn, a source from a certain government agency talked to them a few days ago and told them about a so-called operation “Put the Little Girl to Sleep,” being cooked allegedly by the Aquino administration.
“May mga nagsumbong na naman po sa amin na nasa administrasyon ngayon na may mga masamang balakin. Mayroon sila ngayong operation called ‘Put The Little Girl To Sleep.’ Ni-report na po sa amin ‘yan kaya kami ay nababahala kasi nakikita naman natin kung gaano ang insistence ni [Justice] Secretary [Leila] de Lima at [Comelec] Chairman [Sixto] Brillantes na ang dating Pangulo ay iligay sa government hospital,” said Horn.
According to their source, Mrs. Arroyo should be careful in the food being served and the medications being administered to her. Horn stated they consider the source as highly reliable that they decided to share the information to the media. She also said
Alam rin po natin na lumabas sa column ni Mon Tulfo na sinabi daw po ni Secretary Butch Abad na kung pababa-biyahihen si Mrs. Arroyo eh mabuti na daw na barilin siya sa tarmac. So napagtatagpi-tagpi namin ang storya na talagang parang may agenda na hindi maganda para sa dating pangulo,” she said.
They are unsure though if they should ask for added security from the Philippine National Police (PNP). Arroyo lawyers are also discussing if they should raise the matter on Thursday at the Pasay Regional Trial Court (RTC) hearing.
The Pasay RTC Branch 112 will hear on Thursday the motion requesting hospital arrest for Mrs. Arroyo, who was charged and arrested last November 18 for electoral sabotage of the 2007 elections.
Source: ABS-CBN News