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Arnold Padilla transferred to PNP General Hospital — Eleazar


Arnold Padilla, the motorist who was accused of verbally and physically abusing barangay traffic enforcers last month, was discharged from St. Luke's Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City but then brought to Philippine National Police General Hospital (PNPGH) on Sunday afternoon, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Guillermo Eleazar said.

In a progress report, Eleazar said that Padilla was officially discharged by the attending physician in St. Luke's. However, he supposedly became "agitated," prompting his blood pressure to go up.

Police Superintendent Jose Bautista, chief of NCRPO's Regional Health Service, then coordinated with the doctors and Padilla's seven legal counsels.

Both parties decided to transfer Padilla to PNPGH in Camp Crame, Quezon City for continuous monitoring.

On August 24, police nabbed Padilla after they raided his house and apartment unit in Magallanes Village, Makati City, where several firearms and at least two grenades were found.

Padilla requested to be brought to the hospital following the raid.

Padilla's lawyer Raymond Fortun alleged that the grenades found in his residence were "planted."

Padilla, his live-in partner, and his bodyguards hit the headlines after they were caught on CCTV verbally and physically abusing the traffic enforcers who apprehended them over an alleged traffic violation. — Anna Felicia Bajo/BM, GMA News

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