By: Elena Grace Flores
Mike Arroyo, the husband of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was a bit off saying: It’a ‘karma’ that Senator Leila de Lima has become the subject of President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal attacks.
Former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo hinted that Senator Leila de Lima is getting the taste of her own medicine after she persecuted him and his wife, during the past administration while De Lima was in connivance with then President Benigno Aquino III in her capacity as justice Secretary.
It was remembered that De Lima stopped Arroyo’s medical treatment in the US with the temporary restraining order or TRO issued by the Supreme Court or SC in 2011.
Here’s what Mr. Arroyo has to say; “Senator de Lima complained that what President Duterte did to her was ‘very foul.’ How about when you violated [Arroyo’s] human rights by not allowing her to leave? You willfully disobeyed the SC TRO. Wasn’t that ‘very foul’ also?” the former First Gentleman stated in his social media account.
“How about when you said I escaped when I left for [Hong Kong]? You said flight is proof of guilt. Although the CCTV showed I went through the regular process, you never apologized. And I came back. Wasn’t that ‘very foul’ also?” Arroyo wrote.
“Now that the shoe is on the other foot, how does karma feel?” he added.
Based on the record however, De Lima did apologize after finding out that the Bureau of Immigration spelling record caused the misunderstanding – they should have been permitted to travel under such circumstance. This is a reality that when revenge is the ultimate motive, the government will go nowhere near progress. Healing should happen before we can move forward. It looks like that Duterte is becoming the instrument for vengeance and this is a very bad news for the Philippines.