Rhaydz B. Barcia | BicolMail.com February 7, 2019
LEGAZPI CITY — Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo on Monday night was brought back to his detention cell in Legazpi City after almost two weeks of confinement at the University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi Hospital due to asthma and hypertension attacks.
Lawyer Merito Lovenzky Fernandez, head of Mayor Baldo’s legal team, said his client Baldo chose to be back at the city jail despite of his medical condition after a high ranking national official ordered the transfer of Baldo to Camp Crame PNP hospital in Manila.
Fernandez revealed that Mayor Baldo was asked by officials of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) to choose between his detention cell in Legazpi City or be brought to the PNP hospital at Camp Crame in Manila.
“There is no order of discharge from his physician this morning but the information I’ve got is that the CIDG wants Mayor Baldo to be locked up in jail. Mayor Baldo was told to choose if he wants to go back to Legazpi City jail or be sent to Camp Crame PNP hospital in Manila,” Fernandez said.
The move to bring him to Manila was opposed by Baldo’s legal team led by Fernandez for fear of their client’s safety and security during transit to Manila.
“There is a risk and for security reason, I cannot advise [his transfer] because anything can happen during the transit,” he said.