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    Philippine senator detained in hospital

    PHILIPPINE Senator Juan Ponce Enrile was temporarily detained at the Philippine National Police (PNP) General Hospital in Camp Crame, Quezon City, a police report said Friday.
    The 90-year-old senator surrendered at the PNP headquarters a few hours after the Sandiganbayan (graft court) issued a warrant for his arrest. Enrile is facing plunder and graft charges in connection with the P10-billion pork barrel scam.
    Public Information Office (PIO) Chief Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac said the PNP doctors recommend a hospital confinement for Enrile.
    The doctors, who performed medical examination during the booking process, said Enrile's condition was in good shape but there was murmur in his heart.
    "Temporary hospital confinement for further observation due to medical condition of the subject," the doctors stressed.
    According to the doctors, Enrile's blood pressure was 200 over 90, while his pulse rate was at 84.
    The doctors also said Enrile has prescribed medicines for hypertension, diabetics, cholesterol, vertigo, anti-platelet for his blood simmer, anti-anemia (injectible), and also multi-vitamins.
    Enrile was brought to hospital before 7 p.m. escorted by CIDG personnel and together with her daughter Katrina Ponce Enrile.
    Sindac said the senator will be detained at the officers’ ward at PNP General Hospital in Camp Crame
    Sindac also said the PNP will not release Enrile's mugshot to the public as requested by his lawyer.
    Enrile is the third senator ordered arrested by the Sandiganbayan in connection with the plunder and graft cases. The two others were Senators Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. and Jinggoy Estrada, who are detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame.
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