In a television report aired in ABS-CBN, the first gentleman said that his wife is very much alive and currently under medication at St. Luke's Hospital. The text messages saying that the Pampanga Congressman died are just hoax.
Meanwhile, the family and relatives of Arroyo are asking for prayers for her immediate recovery.
According to the doctors of Gloria Arroyo, she should seek medical treatment in other countries like Singapore and United States. However, Arroyo refused and decided to stay because critics might speculate that she is just avoiding the plunder case.
Quoted from Raul Lambino, Arroyo's spokesman;
"Sabi ng mga doctors kapag hindi iyan naayos at lumala ang infection, maaaring umabot ‘yan sa utak niya at magkaroon siya ng meningitis at complete paralysis o umabot ‘yan sa puso at magkakaroon siya ng stroke"