Revilla insists on back therapy

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Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. slammed the prosecution for opposing his request that he be allowed to undergo therapy for his painful back.

Revilla, who is detained in the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center on plunder charges, asked the Sandiganbayan to allow him to have further medical tests and treatment for his back and feet including physical therapy at least three times a week.

But prosecutors argued that there is no evidence to show that the senator is suffering from a serious ailment.

“Necessarily, there is also no basis to support his contention that without proper medical attention, his condition may aggravate,” they said.


A radiology report stated that Revilla is suffering from osteoarthritis on both feet and knees while a medical certificate issued by Dr. Francisco Agudon 3rd of the PNP General Hospital found him to be suffering from achilles tendinitis and herniated nucleus pulposus lumbar spine.

“Senator Revilla takes exception to plaintiff’s uncalled for comments that his ‘aching back can be experienced at any one time by any other detention prisoner’ and that ‘it is an ordinary occurrence considering that it is one of the common complaints of people who are sedentary or are getting old.’ Again, the prosecutors are not medical doctors or specialists who can competently arrive at said medical conclusions,” defense lawyers said.

On March 9, the court gave Revilla permission to have his feet x-rayed after he complained of “intense pain” on both heels but deferred ruling on his request to undergo therapy pending submission of the results of the x-ray examination and other proof of the necessity of such therapy.

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17 Comments

  1. Ano naman kinalaman Ng Kaso nya sa request nya sa Sandigan?Di naman fair para lagi idikit ang isyu pati sa ganitong sitwasyon.Di ba nila naisip na pag may ngyari sa kanya sila ang mananagot..

  2. Joey sandejas on

    let the sandigan Decide this matter, Kung wala silang tiwala sila mag provide ng therapist..ganun lng kasimple

  3. Nicole Bautista on

    mahalagang malaman ng mamamayamn kung ano ang kalagayan nya ngayon, Di lang sya isang public servant isa rin syang artista

  4. mac anderson on

    bigyan naman natin ng credit yung tao isa senador parin sya at di sya ordinariong tao para di pahalagan ang request nya

  5. mark vacunawa on

    isa ito sa ayaw ko sa mga media natin sa pinas, masyadong play safe.. pili nalang yung may paninindigang isiwalat ang katotohanan.. bakit sila natatakot hawakan ang mga sensitibong kaso? lagi na lanng ba sya ang Bida?

  6. mark vacunawa on

    Give him a break, I guess its not a big deal at all wag na gawing kumplikado pa

  7. Damian Dalupang on

    Ito ba ang gustong mabasa ng tao?Pati ba naman peronal na condition ng tao gusto pa maging sensation? ano ba yan….

  8. samuel martinez on

    The attending doctor at the PNPGH, Senior Inspector Francisco Agudon III, M.D., had recommended that Revilla undergo six sessions of physical therapy, Kailanga pa bang paakihin ito kung mag proof at statement ang doctor?

  9. Sabihin nanatin na naka kulong sya Oo akusado yan pero kailan parin naman siguro at dapat lang na patas na atensyong medical

  10. Senator Revilla respectfully prays that this Honorable court allow him to undergo further medical examination and treatment…” -let’s see!

  11. Given naman talaga ang special treament sa mga senador na-akusahan man o hindi noh. they have been our leaders right?

  12. Kung ano ano nanaman gagawing issue mula ditto. Pwedeng pagusapan nalang natin ang mahahalaga kaysa dito…

  13. glenn madela on

    Funny that a lot of people are stressing over his health condition . There are bigger issues guys.

  14. Jerry Mandiego on

    Just Asking, bakit kailangan evidence to show that the senator is suffering from a serious ailment may nag issue na nga ng Medical Certificate ang radiologist at doctor sa condition, baka naman pati ito may kulay na rin?

  15. trinna fernandez on

    A radiology report stated that Revilla is suffering from osteoarthritis on both feet and knees while a medical certificate issued by Dr. Francisco Agudon 3rd of the PNP General Hospital found him to be suffering from achilles tendinitis and herniated nucleus pulposus lumbar spine

  16. Andres Buenaventura on

    health condition na ang usapan dyan medical tests and treatment for his back and feet including physical therapy at least three times a week. Di naman tatakas yan!