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Posted by akosistella on April 6, 2010


At the risk of being unkind, I have to point out the curious fact that it’s twice now that Mike Arroyo has suffered severe indisposition on Holy Week. The first time was Easter Sunday three years ago, when he was rushed to St. Luke’s all the way from Baguio after suffering a critical seizure of the heart. Which sparked all sorts of rumors, false no doubt, that the Catholic faith experienced a sudden spike in conversions at that time.

The second time was at the start of Holy Week last week when again he was brought to St. Luke’s after suffering chest pains, which was to be expected, the doctors said with a perfectly straight face, when a heart is deteriorating. It was enough to keep the family from flying off to Baguio for their yearly sojourn there. It was also enough to get President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s spokespersons to join in a plea for the public to offer a “special prayer” for the First Gentleman and his family. Which was enough to remind the public of the saying, “Be careful what you pray for.” I leave the pious or superstitious (some might ask, “Is there a difference?”) to supply their own theological interpretations of this.

But the curiouser part, as Alice would say, is that both episodes happened shortly before elections.

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