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'Hospital refugees'

Former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn "Joc-Joc" Bolante, who allegedly engineered the diversion of the multi-million peso fertilizer fund to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's 2004 campaign kitty, stayed for a long time at the the St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City as Senate launched a probe. Doctors said he had "multiple gastric ulcers, esophagitis and erosive gastritis" then. In 2010, Bolante ran but lost to Victor Tanco for Capiz governor.

Something in common: Hospital as refuge

These personalities all have something in common: government charges and hospital as refuge.