Arrested former President Gloria Arroyo will use the same room that former President Joseph Estrada occupied when she is transferred to the Veterans Memorial Medical Center, Department of National Defense spokesman Paul Galvez said.

Arroyo will use the “presidential suite,” where Estrada was initially detained while being tried for plunder in 2001, Galvez said in a press briefing.

The defense department, which manages the hospital, recieved the court order for Arroyo’s transfer around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, he said, adding the former president may be transferred within five days.

“We will be extending utmost care to the former president,” Galvez said. (John Roson)

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