STATE prosecutors opposed the petition of Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. that he be allowed to have weekly therapy to ease the intense pain in his heels.
The prosecutors noted that while Revilla submitted a medical certificate signed by Dr. Francisco Agudon on his Herniated Nucleus Pulposus L4-L5, L5-S1 of the lumbar region and Insertions Achilles Tendinitis B, the document is not no-tarized. They added that this ailment needs to be confirmed through a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
“The movant’s claim is wholly unsupported by any convincing evidence. It cannot be diagnosed by a quick and cursory physical examination of the patient but can only be determined thru MRI,” the prosecutors said.
They argued that Revilla failed to establish the existence of this condition as well as the need for him to undergo weekly therapy.
“Without an MRI, there can be no factual basis for the Honorable Court to consider and evaluate the merits or veracity of Revilla’s claims that he requires therapy and treatment,” the prosecutors stressed.
Revilla is facing plunder and graft complaints at the Sandiganbayan in connection with the pork barrel scam. He is detained at the Philippine National Police’s Custodial Center in Camp Crame.