Former President and now Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was now reported to have left the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC). She passed by the chapel to pray for awhile, but now her convoy has left VMMC via the Mindanao Avenue exit. Police took control of the situation (protesters were also at the North Avenue gate) after being blocked by protesters at the Mindanao Avenue exit, and is now ready to proceed to her house in La Vista Quezon City.
Outside the VMMC, ralliers anxiously awaited for her departure. The ralliers, who called themselves volunteers for former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, started from a group of 30 which grew to an approximate 200 by 2 pm, they were seen converging earlier noon at gate 1 of the VMMC bearing placards that speak of their love for the jailed leader.
Their number continued to increase as news about Arroyo’s bail spread, more than the number of anti-Arroyo militants who were already at VMMC since mid-morning. The militant groups are composed of Gabriela, Bayan Muna, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, Pamalakaya, among others.