Jolo’s condition improves, Bong cancels furlough request

Senator Bong Revilla (center) consoles his son, Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla, at the Asian Hospital on Tuesday. The elder Revilla was allowed by the court to visit his son who sustained a gunshot wound on Saturday. Also in the picture is Sen. Revilla's wife, Cavite Rep. Lani Mercado (right).(MNS photo)

Senator Bong Revilla (center) consoles his son, Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla, at the Asian Hospital on Tuesday. The elder Revilla was allowed by the court to visit his son who sustained a gunshot wound on Saturday. Also in the picture is Sen. Revilla’s wife, Cavite Rep. Lani Mercado (right).(MNS photo)

MANILA, Mar 4 (Mabuhay) – Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. will not ask for another furlough after a latest CT scan showed improvement in the condition of his son, Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla.

Atty. Raymond Fortun, the Revilla family’s spokesman, said the result of the latest CT Scan on Jolo “unofficially, was pretty encouraging.”

“I cannot pinpoint what medical term it should be so I’ll just wait for the doctor’s say on it. But it was encouraging enough that Senator Revilla decided not to push through with his plan to ask the Sandiganbayan for another furlough,” Fortun said.

“Senator Revilla felt that Jolo’s condition was not urgent enough to require his presence for today.”

Fortun said the Revilla camp decided not to push through with another furlough request so the senator would not be accused of taking advantage of the situation.

He said Jolo underwent another CT Scan Tuesday evening, earlier than the original schedule of Wednesday morning due to concerns regarding the distention of his abdomen.

“It was a cause for concern among doctors. The medical term is acute abdominal distention where they noticed that Jolo’s umbilical button appeared to have turned over.”

“The hospital will be coming up with an official medical bulletin on Jolo’s condition supposedly this morning, but I haven’t received it.”

The Sandiganbayan allowed the senator to visit his son on Tuesday afternoon.

The Cavite vice-governor on Saturday accidentally shot himself in the right chest while cleaning his government-issued .40 Glock pistol.

The family dismissed rumors that Jolo attempted to commit suicide, even as Lolit Solis, a close friend of the Revillas, noted that the vice-governor has been greatly affected by the recent events involving his father.

Senator Revilla is currently under detention at the Philippine National Police (PNP) General Hospital for plunder and graft in connection with the pork barrel scam involving businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles. (MNS)

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