Singer Rico J. Puno is visited on Saturday night by his friend, fellow musician Joey San Andres at his room in Makati Medical Center before he was transferred to Asian Medical Center for heart surgery Sunday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Joey San Andres
Rico J. Puno transferred to AHMC for heart surgery early Sunday
Filipino pop legend Rico J. Puno was transferred a few hours ago from Makati Medical Hospital to Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Alabang, Muntinlupa City for an immediate heart surgery early Sunday, April 26, singer Joey San Andres told the Inquirer.
San Andres, a personal friend of Puno and who has performed with his band at Puno’s nightclub Chico Rico, said that the problem of doctors’ availability in Makati Med necessitated Puno’s transfer to Asian Medical Center.
He added that Dr. Jorge Garcia, one of the country’s top surgeons, will attend to Puno.
San Andres also told Inquirer of his plan to help raise money for Puno’s medical expenses by holding benefit shows. He is calling all colleagues and friends to join the gigs as soon as the dates and venues are confirmed.