JANET LIM-NAPOLES, the businesswoman in the center of the P10-billion “pork barrel” scam, suffered an anxiety attack during her first night in her new detention cell in Fort Sto. Domingo in Santa Rosa town, Laguna province, a police official said on Monday.
Philippine National Police (PNP) Public Information Chief, Senior Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac, said that Napoles complained of an anxiety attack due to her claustrophobic disorder at about 3 a.m. on Monday.
“She was immediately attended by a nurse on duty and her blood pressure was recorded at 180/150 and her sugar level dropped, but her condition was restored back to normal an hour later,” Sindac said.
The PNP official said that Napoles then had her breakfast at about 6 a.m., which consist of ham, sunny-side up egg and rice, before meeting her visitors.
Napoles’ visitors include three of her children James, Christian and Christine Napoles and her lawyers Bettina Zamora and Deanna Singian, Sindac said.
The businesswoman was quietly moved by elements of the PNP Special Action Force (SAF) from the Makati City Jail to her new and renovated detention house inside a police training facility on Sunday dawn.
Napoles surrendered to President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Wednesday evening after the President offered a P10 million reward to the anyone who can lead the authorities to Napoles’ whereabouts.
Napoles is facing charges of serious illegal detention at the Makati City Regional Trial Court, while the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is investigating her role and involvement in the P10 billion “pork barrel” scam. ANTHONY VARGAS