A lawyer vows he would have his balls cut if the Arroyos fail to return.
Amid speculations that former president and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Arroyo and her husband won't return after seeking medical treatment abroad, their counsel Ferdinand Topacio is willing to put his balls at stake.
“Papatanggal ko yung isang itlog ko kapag hindi bumalik ang mga Arroyo. I am confident they will return,” said Topacio in an interview with ANC Wednesday, as quoted in a tweet by ANCALERTS.
After expressing his overwhelming confidence to the Arroyos, the hashtag #itlognitopacio has gained popularity and comments from Filipino netizens. It has become the top local trending topic in social networking site Twitter.
“Let GMA go as SC ordered. But pls guard Topacio's testes. National interest demands it. LOL,” Jim Paredes said on his Twitter account.
The singer-activist added, “I have heard of ppl giving an arm and a leg for a loved one. But a testicular offer for insurance is quite unique.”
Meanwhile, user Mam_Charo said, “If Topacio's willing to put his balls on line, ano'ng gusto nyong i-offer ni Elena Bautista Horn? #DedeNiElena? LOL,” referring to Arroyo’s spokesperson.
But in an interview with radio dzBB, Horn said she is willing to go behind bars, with her kids in tow, should the couple refuses to return to the Philippines.
Aside from betting his “ball,” Topacio revealed that the Arroyos will still attempt to leave the country after the Department of Justice prevented the couple to travel despite Supreme Court’s ruling.
“Hindi na kailangang maghintay at talagang agaran ang pangangailangan ni Arroyo,” the lawyer replied when asked why the former president is so in a rush to leave.
Arroyo’s legal counsel further appealed to those who oppose to respect the high court’s decision.
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