Mercado said he wrote UERM to issue a certificate that he was never confined at the hospital following news releases issued by the camp of Binay.
I am certain I was nowhere near your hospital, I was never there for any consultation or tests, much less confinement, whether on the dates mentioned or ever," Mercado said in his letter addressed to UERM dated Nov.
Mercado has challenged the Binay camp to present evidence that he was confined at UERM for a heart ailment.
Despite Mercado's denial, Bautista claimed that the former vice mayor was hospitalized on October 4 and was even visited by Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas, quoting hospital records from the UERM
Memorial Medical Center.
The UERM employee, who declined to be identified, said an initial check with the hospital's closedcircuit television security camera indicated that no politician visited the hospital on those dates.
The UNA officials said an Ernesto Mercado was treated at UERM Memorial Medical Center for heart ailment on Oct.
With the Jesus Datu Medical Center as its base, KDF partnered with several other groups such as PGH, UERM
, and Arellano University to provide artificial legs for poor amputees.
Luke's Medical Center, De los Santos Medical Center and the UERM
Medical Center, just to name a few in Quezon City alone.
He died on his way to the UERM
Hospital due to multiple gunshot wounds.