Netizens weigh in on 'sickly' Napoles
MANILA -- Is it fair to give Janet Lim-Napoles, the businesswoman implicated in the multi-billion peso pork barrel scam, "special treatment" given her health condition?
Todo-bantay na ang diet ni Napoles dahil sa umano'y high blood. Pabor ba kayo sa trato kay Napoles? Sali na sa usapan gamit ang #TVPatrol
— TV Patrol (@TVPatrol) September 3, 2013
On Monday, Napoles suffered an anxiety attack inside her detention room due to claustrophobia. She was attended to by the medical staff of Fort Sto. Domingo in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, where she is currently detained.
Napoles on Tuesday also suffered from a spike in her blood pressure, which was readily attended to.
On Tuesday, "TV Patrol" on Twitter asked: "Todo-bantay na ang diet ni Napoles dahil sa umano'y high blood. Pabor ba kayo sa trato kay Napoles?"
Viewers online weighed in on the government's supposed "special treatment" towards the businesswoman, with a number of Facebook users raising the issue that everyone who commits a crime can still be treated for certain illnesses or condition, in this case, anxiety attack.
A comment by Markanthony Pagud compared Napoles' case to former personalities who were embroiled in a similar situation.
"Markanthony Pagud: expected ko ng magkakasakit yang napoles, ganyan naman yang mga kurakot pag nahuli nagsasakit sakitan, nung dpa sila nabuking healthy, ngaun mahina na, db ganyan nun cna gloria, erap corona, at lahat ng mga kurakot bwisit."
Little Leyh Briones shared the same sentiment, saying, "bkt ganun,pag nkkulong na cla bigla clang nagkakasakit,kesyo ang dami ng nrramdaman,dmi nla alibay,kakasawa na!"
On Twitter, some "TV Patrol" viewers likewise said it is acceptable for Napoles to receive such treatment considering her recent health scares.
— Hanna Maderazo (@leehannna101) September 3, 2013
@TVPatrol ok lang bilang dapat healthy siya, ng masabi na nya kung sinong mga pulitiko na sangkot sa scam
— James Manalastas (@Jay_Manalurp) September 3, 2013
— Franz Eric (@franzeric) September 3, 2013
— Mark Bacordo (@iamMARKbacordo) September 3, 2013
Kathleen Ynzon (@kathleenynzon17h) pointed out that "It is okay as long as her health status is really critical. She is still under investigation so she needs to be alive. #TVPatrol"
Marion Bautista (@marion_bautista17h) said "Yes, because we have to make sure that Napoles' health is preserved. We have to keep her alive & in good condition. #TVPatrol"