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Arroyo cancels activities outside Palace this week

Posted by Michille on July 31st, 2006

Arroyo cancels activities outside Palace this week – Tempo News!

President Arroyo has canceled her outdoor activities set for this week to get more rest as advised by her doctors after her flu treatment at the St. Luke’s Medical Center, Malacañang said yesterday.

The Office of the Press Secretary said that the President has called off her attendance at the opening ceremonies of the 15th Makro chain of retail stores in Mandaluyong City set this morning.

Other outdoor activities of the President for the rest of the week are expected to be similarly cancelled in keeping with her doctors’ orders for her to take a complete rest, it said.

The team of doctors at the Saint Luke’s Hospital who attended to her said that the President has fully recovered from the flu but she should limit her engagements for the next two weeks.

“The operative word is take it slowly in the meantime,” they said.

The President was confined at the hospital for two days after she complained of fever, coughs, sore throat and body aches.

Dr. Juliet Cervantes, her attending physician, said the President would have to limit her work schedule inside her office in Malacañang from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to avoid stress.

The President is fit to work but she has to rest more, said Cervantes.

Press Secretary and Presidential Spokesperson Ignacio R. Bunye Jr. said that the President is “raring to work” but she has to follow the doctors’ pieces of advice.

The President is a known workaholic. She focuses her mind on work most the time.

The Office of the Press Secretary said that Vice President Noli de Castro would represent the President at the Makro event and at the “Mega Regions” meeting also scheduled today.

It said that the members of the Cabinet have been instructed to take up the “slack” left by the President’s lighter workload, particularly on the implementation of various administration programs and projects related to the so-called “mega regions”.

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