Stem cell therapy `rejuvenated’ me, says Maceda

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MANILA, Philippines – Former Senator Ernesto Maceda Jr. admitted Monday that he has undergone stem cell therapy that “rejuvenated” him, placing him among the ranks of politicians who underwent the treatment which includes ousted President Joseph Estrada and Senate President Juan Enrile.

“So far so good, I admit I underwent stem cell therapy, it helped me get my strength [back],” Maceda, 77, said in the interview over Radyo Inquirer 990AM after he was asked about the state of his health especially with the coming 2013 campaign period next year.

Maceda is running for a Senate seat in the 2013 midterm elections under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA). Estrada, 75, and Enrile, 88, two of the so-called “3-kings” of UNA, have already undergone stem cell therapy before him.

“As you grow older, your cells also grow older,” Maceda explained in a separate interview with INQUIRER.net. “With stem cells, the cells in your body will be renewed …  you will be rejuvenated.”

“I have been going around [the country] for more than six months already and I have not felt any illness,” Maceda said.

He said that he was given 16 injections, one for every organ, when he undertook the treatment in Germany March of this year.

“It did not take more than 20 minutes,” Maceda said. There have not been any negative side-effects from the treatment, he said.

The procedure cost him around P800,000 in Germany, he said. It costs more than P2 million if done here in the country, he added.

Patients have an option to be injected again after a year, he said.

The use of stem cells has become controversial due to the use of human embryonic stem cells, with objections based on moral and religious grounds.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KZEBAUGBBXOSZBPR5HUZGZXV5U andy bonifacio

    With you being injected to look young I would not think of voting for you, side effects may make you a freak worse than you are now. Give way to more deserving candidates, yung hindi magdadala ng isang maleta ng dollar palabas ng Pilipinas.

  • UrHONOR

    SIDE EFFECTS?  Maaaring wala sa physical appearance,  pero psychologically and mentally, malaki….malaking-malaki.  Tingnan mo si Enrile at Estrada-nakaka-awa!

    • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

      Más caawà-awa ang hechura mo. Cayá ñga walá cang retrato, eh. At sarili mong mg̃a magulang tiyác na quinahíhiya ca. Cailañgan mo total overhaul. Más muqhá ca pang lolong panót nung pinañganác cá cung icúcumpara canilá Estrada at Enrile, LOL!!!

      • UrHONOR

        Uh huh….many thanks for the complement.  I am glad you are able to manage you anger therapy in this board.  Keep it up….a little bit more and you’ll, hopefully, get well and back to normal life again.  Take care.

      • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

        Hahaha! Gone weary, eh? As I always say, I may be civil, but I can be nasty. And in both fields, I always win. =)

  • $26606290

    “objections based on moral and religious grounds”……. no problem for these people.

    • magiting78

      Kasi mga imoral sila????…lolz

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UXE2GAQNZY7IL3IQ2BYTUBORPE Jeniffer

      kasi wla clang konsensya… :))

  • cute79

    magpahinga nlang kayong mga 3KINGS dw,pwde?

    • magiting78

      Hnd ,magpapahinga mga yan babawiin yung aguinaldo na ibinibigay nila tuwing eleksyon at makailang beses ang interest…lol

  • EdgarEdgar

    The rejuvenated Maceda, so young and yet so corrupt.
     

    • tgomeziii

      TOUCHE !!!!!!

    • 12JEM

       And will be more corrupt to recover the 800,000 spent in Germany and 800,000 every year thereafter to continue with the treatment.

  • EstingMagwejueting

    Hahaha…(S)He now feels she is Marian Rivera…err Anne Curtis…

  • carlorocci

    Mga buwayang lutang ayaw pa rin tumugil kahit matanda na…..Maawa naman kayo sa Pilipinas…

    Nadaranasan na ng mga Pilipino yun ginawa mo noon ikaw ay DENR Secretary pa…..Kinalbo mo ang kagubatan….

    • magiting78

      Khit n umabot ng 100 taon mga to hnd titigil s pulitika sukdulan pati mga anak nila makalaban s pulitika…malay natin cla cla din magtumbahan mga ganid sa kapangyarihan hahaha

  • Mel

    Erap, JPE, Maceda, no amount to stem cell therapy can heal what you did to this country.

  • sakinlang

    Mr. Matikas Santos, may pasobre ba ito mula kay Mr. Maceda? Halatang halata ka, dalawang headlines pareho ang laman ng balita. MERRY CHRISTMAS, SIR! Mag blow-out ka sa lugar ninyo, ha!

  • mulanay

    Tanong ko lang kay Manong Ernie, naibabalik ba ng stem cell therapy ang pagkalalaki ng isang pasyente?

    • magiting78

      Pre hnd n daw kailangan yun mahal daw masyado…mas mura ang viagra at balot hahaha

      • mulanay

        ang ibig kong sabihin, ang mga naliligaw at naging bading maitutuwid va, manong ernie?

      • magiting78

        Ah ok hahahaha kala ko para dun sa hnd na nag pa-flag raising hehehe para dun sa mga nababasa n ang sakong pag umihi s umaga…lol

  • wawangpenoy

    “So young, so corrupt”. That was when maceda was younger. Now…. ” so old and still so corrupt”.  I am just happy he’s not faring well in the survey but just to make sure, bayan kong pilipinas, huwag ninyong iboto ang taong ito.

  • tgomeziii

    “I have been going around the country for more than six months already,” this consummate tradpol  brags.   Obviously, he has been campaigning already.  Did he not lose the last time he ran?  He deserves to lose again.  The country deserves a much needed renewal of   public service  and more ethical politics.  The country deserves integrity and sincerity, both of which qualities Ernie Maceda never possessed!

    This particular stem-cell treatment has nothing to do with health. It is all of one’s unadulterated vanity !!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UXE2GAQNZY7IL3IQ2BYTUBORPE Jeniffer

    Sana sa susunod sa ‘heart at brain’ namn i-inject para malinis at ma-rejuvenate ang kaluluwa.. (baka sakali).. :)

  • malek_abdul

    Dapat wag na iboto ang mga matatandang wala namang pinagkatandaan. Marami pang mas bata na qualified na maging senador, congressman, governor at mayor sa ating bansa. I suggest Mr. Maceda to just enjoy the rest of his life outside of politics.

  • Janch

    Politicians will do anything just to be in the news.  Hope no one votes for this guy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

    hinde dahilan yan para iboto ka namin..BWISET !!!!!!

  • Paliwaweng

    So Manong Enrile had undergone stem-cell therapy, that is not allowed by the Catholic Church on moral grounds as it says ‘sinful’.
    He is vehemently against the RH Bill but chosed to go against the church on stem-cell therapy.
    Ah, I see, so this the reason why he really needs rejuvenation. His faculties can no longer differentiate right from wrong.
    But did the medicament did wonders on him?
    Parang hindi, baka ‘peke’ yung gamot.

  • ARIKUTIK

    There is a cheaper much enjoyable way to be young again. It was known thousands of years ago. It was even prescribed to King David. Just suck in young womans juice. It’s more effective, guaranteed by Dr. B. Paslit who conducted  personal experiment. What a bunch of Donks with out knowledge of past doctrines. In scientific terms, it’s called > Pure Stem Cell juice. weeeeee>>>>>>

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/H2CTKBP4RJETKPIEJLQ4L4QAPU joush charlie f. jirch

    . . . this so called 3 kings are the left over of the martial law days . . . . from enrile as the architect of martial law . .  . old man maceda as the bugaw of marcos and erap as the corrupt . . . . no matter what you try to inject in your material human body . . .  youi can deny the fact that your brains are already old . . . . we need young and energetic new senators in the senate . . . . leave the Philippines alone . . .

    • $20733759

      And their morals still in decay?

  • 12JEM

    Ang ksalanan nitong sina Maceda, JPE, and Erap…abot langit dahil sa sobrang pagka-CORRUPT.  Mga TKNL.

  • jeffrey_01

    Unethical, how come the Catholic church not crying wolf?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      PASTORS SWARMING PACQUIAO FOR MONEY1

      SAGADSAD SA KAWALANGHIYAAN!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

    Umpisa na ba ‘yan para kay GMA?  Saka doon din sa ibang nagkaroon at mayroong malalaking question mark sa kanilang panunungkulan sa bansa?

  • marcos_hitler_diktador_tuta

    To retutrn the loot would be more physically and spiritually rejuvenating.

    Sir, live and let die. 

  • divictes

    I thought all the time an a_ _ hole is just one cavity, never knew it contains 16 organs. Wonder of wonders!

  • $20733759

    Stem cell therapy woun’t elevate you to the Senate…your a sure loser!

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