Grace Ibuna, the recent wife of Ignacio “Iggy” Arroyo Jr. reportedly snubbed the latter’s previous wife, Aleli Arroyo, and vice versa, during the necrological Service for the late Negros Occidental Representative on Monday morning, March 7.
In a report by Philippine Daily Inquirer, Aleli Arroyo sat near the late Congressman’s remains with the rest of the Arroyo family including former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo, Ang Galing party-list Representative Juan Miguel Arroyo, and Camarines Sur Representative Diosdado Arroyo.
Grace Ibuna, on the other hand, was only allowed to stay at the VIP gallery. She sat there with her mother Linda Ibuna during the mass and necrological service held at the House plenary hall.
Last night, the remains of Iggy were brought to his hometown in Negros Occidental as fulfillment of his wish before he died.
“He is now happy. He’s home,” Ibuna said upon the arrival of the lawmaker’s body at the Bacolod Silay Airport.
Iggy Arroyo died due to a liver ailment in London last January 26. His interment is set on Friday, March 9, at the family mausoleum in the Manila North Cemetery.
Meanwhile, Pasay City RTC allowed the former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to attend the funeral mass of her brother-in-law this Friday.