Hospital arrest OK’d for suspect

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MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Saturday approved hospital arrest for a suspect in the abduction of a witness in the P728-million fertilizer fund scam on the recommendation of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

Reynaldo Lim, also known as Jojo Lim, and his sister Janet Napoles Lim were accused by the family of their employee, Benhur Luy, of abduction and illegal detention at the siblings’ posh Pacific Plaza Tower condominium in Taguig City since December 2012.

Luy was rescued by NBI agents on March 22 after Luy’s parents, Arturo and Gertrudes Francisco, filed a complaint with the agency.

Lim was taken in by the agents but was brought to St. Luke’s Medical Center at Bonifacio Global City after he complained of chest pains.

“The NBI medico legal officer confirmed hospital findings that Lim had an angioplasty and that his continued confinement was justified,” a source in the DOJ told the Inquirer.

Luy’s parents said Benhur was abducted by the Lims to prevent him from talking to investigators about the fertilizer fund scam.

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  • farmerpo

    Is St Luke’s the official ‘hospital detention center?’ Or just for the moneyed suspects?

    • nice_boy

      You are right. Only those that can afford St Luke’s are given hospital arrest.

  • andy bonifacio

    And the money they pay for their refuge in the hospital comes from the fertilizer fund scam. These chinese siblings together with the husband of napoles sold water filled bottles labeled as fertilizer to the government for thousands of pesos per bottle that were no bigger than a bottle of softdrink ( review the history of the fertilizer fund scam ). To the doctors, nurses and janitors in St Lukes, bear in mind that the money they now pay for their hospitalization comes from the taxes you paid and will be paying the government. It should have been for your children’s food and education. For the information of the readers napoles and lim together with the arroyos have dealt with the government during the arroyo presidency and succeeded in corrupting even the auditors of the COA . Benhur Luy handled most of the financial transactions of these gangsters and now they need to silence him. Now however, it appears their method of silencing people by stuffing their mouth with stolen money no longer works for Mr. Luy so that they now need to confine him for for a ” religious retreat in the house of napoles and lim “- according to lim and janet napoles.

    Miss Henares of the BIR, after ” misleadingly ” glorifying and honoring kris as the country’s top tax payer may I ask in behalf of us taxpayers if you have done anything about the tax obligations of these kind of people, including the amptuans and that lowly Bureau of customs agent elevado driving a 2006 model porsche that even the president cannot afford. Please prove to us that napoles and lim did not succeed in stuffing the mouths of the BIR people with stolen money the way they did with the COA auditors.

  • andy bonifacio

    And the money they pay for their refuge in the hospital comes from the fertilizer fund scam. These chinese siblings together with the husband of napoles sold water filled bottles labeled as fertilizer to the government for thousands of pesos per bottle that were no bigger than a bottle of softdrink ( review the history of the fertilizer fund scam ). To the doctors, nurses and janitors in St Lukes, bear in mind that the money they now pay for their hospitalization comes from the taxes you paid and will be paying the government. It should have been for your children’s food and education. For the information of the readers napoles and lim together with the arroyos have dealt with the government during the arroyo presidency and succeeded in corrupting even the auditors of the COA . Benhur Luy handled most of the financial transactions of these gangsters and now they need to silence him. Now however, it appears their method of silencing people by stuffing their mouth with stolen money no longer works for Mr. Luy so that they now need to confine him for for a ” religious retreat in the house of napoles and lim “- according to lim and janet napoles.

    Miss Henares of the BIR, after ” misleadingly ” glorifying and honoring kris as the country’s top tax payer may I ask in behalf of us taxpayers if you have done anything about the tax obligations of these kind of people, including the amptuans and that lowly Bureau of customs agent elevado driving a 2006 model porsche that even the president cannot afford. Please prove to us that napoles and lim did not succeed in stuffing the mouths of the BIR people with stolen money the way they did with the COA auditors.

  • speedstream2

    Isn’t it strange that, as if on cue, suspects in high profile cases suddenly become ill to justify hospital arrest in one of the plushiest hospital in the country? Could it be that they take us as some sort of fools? Well, come to think of it, perhaps we are.

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