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Bong Revilla in St. Luke’s for overnight checkup

/ 04:52 PM November 17, 2014
Sen. Bong Revilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Bong Revilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. has arrived at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Taguig after the Sandiganbayan allowed him to undergo medical tests overnight.

In a coaster accompanied with police vehicles, Revilla left his detention bungalow at the Philippine ‎National Police (PNP) Custodial Center at 4 p.m., according to spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilben Mayor.

Mayor said the convoy was composed of 20 police non-commissioned officers with back-up vehicles from the Southern Police District, PNP Highway Patrol Group and an ambulance from the PNP General Hospital.

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The Sandiganbayan First Division allowed Revilla to stay in St. Luke’s only from 6 ‎p.m. until Tuesday, November 18 at 12 p.m.

‎Revilla will undergo a series of medical tests including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiogram of the brain, plain lumbosacral MRI, cardiac work-up, electrocardiography and 2D-Echo, stress test and blood chemistry.

Revilla was diagnosed to have the following medical problems: migraine headache, lumbo-sacral radiculopathy secondary to spondylosis, hypertension not well-controlled, and dyslipidemia.

With Revilla at the PNP Custodial Center is senator and his co-accused ‎Jinggoy Estrada while Senator Juan Ponce Enrile is detained at the PNP General Hospital.

The three senators have been charged ‎with plunder for allegedly pocketing commissions from businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles’ ghost projects.

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