ER Ejercito hospitalized due to pneumonia

Posted at 08/01/2012 11:24 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Laguna Governor Emilio Ramon "E.R." Ejercito is now confined at a hospital due to pneumonia, according to actress-host Kris Aquino.

"Get well soon kay Governor E.R. Ejercito. Kausap ko siya kahapon, na-confine, may pneumonia," Aquino said on her morning show "KrisTV" on Wednesday.

Ejercito previously admitted that he already had pneumonia before, which he attributed to his being a smoker. He said that after he was hospitalized he decided to quit smoking.

It would be recalled that Ejercito and Aquino had a rift after the governor failed to bag the Best Actor Award at the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

Actor Dingdong Dantes, Aquino's leading man in her 2011 MMFF entry "Segunda Mano," won the trophy.

But last February, Aquino ended her rift with Ejercito when she visit him in Laguna.