Ex-Antique gov worried of serving sentence at national jail


Former Gov. Jovito Plameras Jr. of Antique, who is facing six to 10 years jail time for graft, is asking the Sandiganbayan’s Third Division to keep him detained at the hospital citing his advanced age and frail health. He said his blood pressure rose on April 6 when he was supposed to be committed by the Philippine National Police to the National Bilibid Prison. “I am now 80 years and seven months old and my doctors are having difficulty restoring to normalcy my fluctuating blood pressure. My doctors have been suggesting that I get medical examinations in Iloilo City, some 100 kilometers from San Jose, Antique, but I told them that I might not withstand the travel and my condition might worsen on the way,” Plameras Jr. said in a personal manifestation filed before the court last July 28. He was diagnosed with hypertensive urgency at the Angel Salazar Memorial General Hospital in Antique, where he has been confined since a stroke in August 2014 that paralyzed the left side of his body.


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  1. You are a thief and got busted. Go to jail like a normal person. Did you consider your age when you committed the crime!!!!