Is Gigi Reyes faking her sickness? | Inquirer News
Close  

Is Gigi Reyes faking her sickness?

/ 07:30 PM July 14, 2014
Gigi Reyes (3)

Atty. Jessica “Gigi” Reyes. POOL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Government prosecutors accused lawyer Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, former chief of staff of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, of having “after office attacks” as a means of  wresting control from the Sandiganbayan on where she will be detained.

Reyes who is accused of plunder in the pork barrel scam has been ordered detained in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig.

ADVERTISEMENT

Upon her transfer in Taguig, Reyes had a seizure prompting the police to take her to the Taguig-Pateros District Hospital (TPDH) on the evening of July 9.

Doctors from TPDH recommended that she be transferred to a tertiary hospital, preferably Philippine Heart Center or the Sta. Ana General Hospital where her cardiologist is connected. The anti-graft court has set the case for hearing on Tuesday.

FEATURED STORIES

However, on Friday evening, Reyes was already taken to the Heart Center after complaining of chest pains sans court order.

“Her attacks occurred towards the end of office hours and in the evening when a judicious determination by the court of the need for hospital intervention may conveniently be foregone,” the prosecutor’s opposition to Reyes, motion for reconsideration.

“From the foregoing, it is apparent that Reyes refuses to be held in Camp Bagong Diwa and is prepared to wrest control over such matter from court,” the further motion, which was signed by Deputy Special Prosecutor John I.C. Turalba, further stated.

RELATED STORIES

Gigi Reyes plea for bigger hospital opposed

Gigi Reyes asks SC to nullify arrest warrants against her

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Gigi Reyes, Nation, News, Plunder, pork barrel scam
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.