After lengthy silence, it’s GMA’s turn to criticize PNoy.
The uncertain efforts of the Aquino administration to fix the persistent flood problems in Cotabato propted the former President to criticize the ongoing President’s efforts..
During an unusual media briefing in Lubao, Pampanga Friday, Arroyo said her successor, President Benigno Aquino III, has the option to continue her administration’s “Mindanao River for Peace” project, or continue to draw flak from the opposition.
Before she finished her nine-year administration, the former President said she has formally endorsed P50 million to be released for the rehabilitation and development of the Mindanao River Basin, one of the many river deltas in the region.
But Malacañang said it finds Arroyo’s statements unsurprising to make “political hay when the sun isn’t shining.”
“Despite her glaring absence from proceedings inquiring into her culpability and accountability as President, she has found time to try to obtain media mileage [amid] the current weather disturbance,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in a statement.