Lookout order sought vs Arroyo's 'fake' doctor

Posted at 04/29/14 7:17 PM

Ateneo de Manila University communications student Kate Tan.

MANILA - A lookout bulletin order is being sought by the family of Kate Tan, the Ateneo cum laude student who died allegedly after undergoing a series of stem cell treatments from the same doctor of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

In a phone interview with ABS-CBN News, lawyer Eloy Bello IV said the Tan family is seeking the assistance of the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Immigration to monitor the movements of Dr. Antonia Carandang Park.

Park, known also as Zoharina Antonia Pedrera Carandang, is currently facing a complaint for violation of Republic Act 2382 or Illegal Medical Practice Law before Tagaytay prosecutors.

Bello said they learned that Park is schedule to depart for an unknown destination pending the outcome of a preliminary investigation by the Tagaytay prosecutors.

They fear that Park will elude justice once allowed to depart the Philippines. "How will we obtain justice if the accused will be allowed to leave?” Bello asked.

Bernard Tan, Kate’s father, said documents from the Professional Regulation Commission showed Park is not a licensed doctor in the Philippines.

He said authorities should prevent Park from leaving the country since a preliminary hearing is already scheduled on May 6.

Bello added that aside from the illegal medical practice complaint, the Tan family is also preparing other criminal and civil cases against Park.