Carabuena rushed to hospital, case will continue—MMDA chairmanBy Jamie Marie Elona
MANILA, Philippines—Robert Blair Carabuena was reportedly rushed to the hospital after he felt ill during a preliminary hearing at the Quezon City Prosecutors office on the case filed by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority for allegedly mauling a traffic enforcer, MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said.
Tolentino said Carabuena was escorted to the prosecutors’ office for a hearing after he surrendered himself to the chairman around 8 a.m. to make a public apology to him, to MMDA aid Saturnino Fabros, and to the public.
Tolentino said he accepted the apology made for him, but cleared that only Fabros and the law can answer if his apology will be likewise recognized.
When Carabuena reached the prosecutors office, “pinagbabato at pinag mumura daw s’ya ng mga tao (he was stoned and cursed by people),” the chairman said as per reports reaching him.
“Malamig daw at pinagpapawisan kaya dinala na sa hospital (He turned cold and sweating that’s why he was brought to a hospital),” he said, but added that he has yet to confirm what hospital Carabuena was taken to.
Nonetheless, the case filed against Carabuena shall continue, Tolentino said.