MANILA (UPDATE) - Former Senator and movie star Ramon Revilla Sr. is both conscious and responsive hours after being brought to 2 hospitals, first in Bacoor City, Cavite and then in Taguig City, on Sunday evening, his son, Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., said.
In a statement, the younger Revilla said he rushed the family patriarch to the hospital because of breathing problems at 6 pm.
"He was hard of breathing and was somewhat unresponsive. From St. Dominic Medical Center where he was given first aid and emergency medical services, he was transferred to St. Luke's Medical Center - Global City where he is now undergoing treatment," Revilla Jr. said.
Revilla Jr. and his son, Cavite vice governor Jolo Revilla, earlier posted messages on social media asking for prayers for the patriarch, whose condition has improved since.
"Kasalukuyan po siyang nakakabit sa ventilator (He is currently attached to a ventilator), but thank God, he is now conscious and responsive."
Revilla Jr. thanked those who prayed and expressed their concern for his father.
"Patuloy po kaming humihiling ng inyong panalangin para muli niyang malampasan itong kanyang karamdaman," he said.
(We continue to ask for your prayers that he would again get through his illness.)
Revilla Sr., who served in the Senate from 1992 to 2004, had been hospitalized several times at St. Luke's Global City for various health conditions in the past few years.
- with reports from Sherrie Ann Torres and Anjo Bagaoisan, ABS-CBN News