Senator-judge Santiago leaves trial as her blood pressure shoots up

January 26, 2012 11:23 pm 

MANILA, Jan. 26 -– Senator-judge Miriam Defensor-Santiago left the impeachment trial early on Thursday after her blood pressure shot up to 180/90.

Tom Tolibas, chief media relations officer of Santiago, said the lawmaker asked for a doctor inside the Senate lounge after lashing private prosecutor Arthur Lim for not answering directly when she asked for clarificatory questions on the Article 2 of the impeachment complaint.

”The senator’s blood pressure shot up to 180/90 and she decided to go home,” Tobias said.

Santiago missed the first week of the impeachment trial due to hypertension.

Last Tuesday, Santiago finally showed up and promised to attend the whole impeachment proceedings despite advice of her doctor to stay at home. (PNA) DCT/RMA/jfm

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