Janet Lim Napoles wants to be "under hospital arrest" because of her alleged ovarian tumor

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of this request from prominent detainees.

Jaymee Gamil of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles is seeking permission from a Makati court "to allow her to be examined for an ovarian tumor and to be possibly placed under hospital arrest at St. Luke's Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig."

The report explained that in an urgent motion filed on Tuesday (February 18),the  controversial businesswoman's lawyer stated that Napoles was rushed to a hospital in Laguna in October 2013  "following severe abdominal pains and 'profuse menstrual bleeding for nine consecutive days."


Results of the CT scan Napoles had at the provincial hospital showed she has a tumor in her ovary. Her lawyer said she should  be allowed to go to St. Luke's for further medical tests and possible confinement since the procedures cannot be conducted at her detention facility inside Fort Sto. Domingo due to the lack of facilities.


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