JULY 3 2009

Makati Mayor and United Opposition (UNO) president Jejomar C. Binay today said Malacanang should come clean about the state of Mrs. Arroyo’s health, following reports that she underwent medical procedures at the Asian Hospital, contrary to Palace claims that she went on a self-quarantine following her trips abroad

“My concern is whether her medical condition is affecting her judgment and fitness to govern,” Binay said. 

“As we enter the crucial months leading to the elections, and with all these talks of destabilization and no election, we cannot leave the big decisions to someone who may not be physically well,” he added.

The opposition leader said if such a report was true, “then once again, the Palace has been caught lying to the people.”

He also said since it is the taxpayers who paid for Mrs. Arroyo’s hospital stay, “Then again, there is the issue of cost to the taxpayer. The taxpayers should be told that they paid for medical procedures and not a self-quarantine as claimed by Malacanang,” he said.

At the Asian Hospital , Mrs. Arroyo, according to reports, underwent mammoplastic repair of leaking breast implants. The doctors also reportedly removed a cyst from her groin, and had extra hair lasered off from the groin area and armpits.

 It has been reported that Mrs. Arroyo has been suffering from dysfunctional bleeding, likely due to polyps or myoma in the uterus

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