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Sandigan allows Jinggoy to undergo knee checkup

/ 01:12 AM January 10, 2017
Sen. Jinggoy Estrada. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/LYN RILLON

Sen. Jinggoy Estrada. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/LYN RILLON

The Sandiganbayan has allowed detained former senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada Jr. to undergo medical checkup for his aching left knee.

In a hearing on Monday, the court’s Fifth Division granted Estrada’s request to go to the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City today to go through medical resonance imaging and X-ray tests.

Estrada was given a six-hour furlough from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., and was ordered to shoulder the Philippine National Police’s expenses for security measures.

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The court also placed all communication and electronic gadgets of Estrada and his companions under the control of the PNP security detail.

In his Jan. 6 motion, Estrada complained of pain on his knee that worsens “when rising from a seated position.”

Dr. Jose Syquia examined Estrada on Dec. 30 at the Philippine National Police detention facility in Camp Crame. He recommended that the politician undergo check-up if there remained no improvement in his condition.

But Estrada’s camp said he continued to feel pain “despite rest and medication.”

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