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Sen. Estrada starts twice-a-week therapy at Cardinal Santos

/ 09:39 AM November 26, 2014
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Senator Jinggoy Estrada. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/LYN RILLON

MANILA, Philippines – Plunder accused Senator Jinggoy Estrada left detention in Camp Crame Wednesday morning to undergo physical therapy at the Cardinal Santos Memorial Hospital in San Juan City.

Escorted by police vehicles and an ambulance, the mini-bus carrying Estrada left the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center at 9:15 a.m. for the hospital.

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PNP spokesperson Sr. Supt. Wilben Mayor said the senator arrived at Cardinal Santos 25 minutes later.

On Tuesday, the Sandiganbayan allowed Estrada to undergo physical therapy at the hospital after the senator complained of shoulder pains.

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Estrada’s camp had told the court that his doctors recommended therapy and magnetic resonance imaging of the left shoulder.

They said he was also suffering from mild bulging of the cervical spine and adhesive capsulitis.

The court said Estrada, who is detained for plunder charges in connection with the alleged misuse of pork barrel funds, may leave detention twice a week for a two-hour therapy starting November 25 up to the first week of December.

Estrada will be allowed to leave Camp Crame not earlier than 8 a.m. and return before 11 a.m.

The senator will pay for the therapy but the PNP will bear the cost for his security.

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