Former COMELEC chair Benjamin Abalos in detention, complains of "breathing difficulty"

Interaksyon.com reports that on Thursday, December 15, the Southern Police District (SPD) said they would "ask the doctors of former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr. to submit latter’s medical records after they complained that he experienced difficulty in breathing."

Interaksyon.com reports that on Thursday, December 15, the Southern Police District (SPD) said they would "ask the doctors of former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr. to submit latter’s medical records after they complained that he experienced difficulty in breathing."

 

The report revealed that the 77-year old Abalos-who is detained in a cell at the SPD headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City-complained of difficulty in breathing when he was visited by his son, Mandaluyong City Mayor Benjamin "Benhur" Abalos Jr. on Wednesday, December 14. Abalos’ wife Corazon had said earlier that her husband also found it difficult to sleep on his first night in detention.

 

According to the report, Chief Insp. Jenny Tecson, Public Information Office chief of the SPD, said they would only move Abalos, who’s been charged with electoral sabotage, to another detention room in the police headquarters if the court ordered them to do so. The report also pointed out that  the police have allotted 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. as visiting hours for Abalos’ relatives and friends.

 

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