MANILA, Philippines — Former presidential economic adviser Michael Yang was advised by his doctor to stay at home and rest due to hypertension, his counsel told senators Monday.
As the Senate blue ribbon committee opened its sixth hearing on the government’s pandemic purchases in 2020, Senator Risa Hontiveros inquired if Yang was present for the proceedings.
Blue ribbon committee director general Rudy Quimbo said Yang has yet to log in for the hearing, which is done purely through video conferencing due to the pandemic.
At this point, Yang’s counsel, lawyer Raymond Fortun, said his client was supposed to meet with him 30 minutes prior to the scheduled hearing.
“On the way, he had texted me and then subsequently called and said that his blood pressure had suddenly shot up and for that reason…he was advised by his doctor to just stay at home….