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Former Agrarian Reform Secretary Horacio ‘Boy’ Morales Jr. still critical

/ 07:25 AM December 03, 2011

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines—Former Agrarian Reform Secretary Horacio “Boy” Morales Jr. remained in critical condition at a hospital here on Friday, a day after he suffered a heart attack at a golf tournament.

Morales was unconscious and was reportedly breathing with the aid of a ventilator at the intensive care unit of the Notre Dame de Chartes Hospital here.

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“He remained unconscious since he was brought here from BGHMC (Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center),” said a hospital doctor, who asked for anonymity because he was not authorized to disclose information about the former Cabinet official.

The doctor said Morales suffered a myocardial infarction, the condition when the supply of blood to the heart is interrupted.

Morales, 68, was preparing to tee off in the 62nd Fil-Am invitational golf tournament here on Thursday when he had a seizure. He was rushed to the BGHMC but later transferred to the Notre Dame hospital.

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