Lawmaker wants Arroyo stem cell doctor arrested

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014


A HOUSE member is urging law enforcement agents to arrest the alternative medicine doctor of Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in connection with the death of an Ateneo de Manila scholar last year.

OFW Family party-list Representative Roy Seneres said the Philippine National Police (PNP) can now arrest Antonia Park if found to be practicing medicine without any license.

Park, who is believed to be a South Korean, was blamed by the family of Katherine Grace Tan for her death last year.

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Bernard Tan said his 23-year-old daughter died after undergoing embryonic stem cell therapy allegedly administered by Park at the latter’s Green and Young Health and Wellness Center in Tagaytay City.

Seneres called for an investigation of Park's operations, saying that unless she is a medical doctor and has a license to practice medicine, she is barred from conducting any medical procedure on sick patients.

The lawmaker also called on the Tan family to file the necessary charges against Park if they have enough evidence against her.

Park's service was previously sought by Arroyo when she was granted bail on electoral fraud charges two years ago.

The former chief executive motored to Tagaytay City reportedly to confer with Park regarding her spine problem.

Seneres noted that the former president's spine ailment has not improved since her Tagaytay trip but, in fact, doctors at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMCC) where she is under hospital detention had claimed that her health issue has turned for the worse.

Arroyo's sister, Cielo Macapagal-Salgado, and former spokesperson, Charito Planas, have reportedly recommended Park's services to the Pampanga lawmaker.

Tan had told media interviews that his daughter died from Hodgkin’s lymphoma last year.

He said Park promised to bring back Katherine to normal health in three months of stem cell therapy.

But months later, the patient's condition turned for the worse prompting the father to consult Dr. Antonio Leachon, vice president of the Philippine College of Physicians.

Leachon said it was already late when he examined Katherine as she was then "septic." (Sunnex)

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