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MANILA, Philippines -- The University of the Philippines student who was seriously injured during an apparent robbery inside the Diliman campus in Quezon City early this month is on the way to recovery.
Lordei Hina, who was confined for almost 10 days at the intensive care unit of the Capitol Medical Center, has been transferred to a private room.
“She is now able to see, recognize her family and friends, move her right hand/fingers and sit on a wheelchair. She is currently undergoing physical therapy. However, she could not yet speak,” a bulletin posted on the UP website Wednesday morning said.
It said the senior college student “has shown remarkable progress in her physical recovery given the serious injuries.”
Hina was hit on the head with a blunt weapon and stabbed with an icepick, also in the head, by two men who attacked her inside the University Student Council office at Vinzons Hall.
She had to undergo brain surgery to drain fluid, bone fragments and a sharp object form her brain.
So far, only one suspect in the attack on Hina has been arrested and charged with robbery, a bailable offense.
The UP administration said it will shoulder the initial costs of Hina’s hospitalization, pegged at P380,071.18. Students, faculty and university employees have also undertaken fundraising activities for Hina.
Hina’s mother has also informed UP of an offer of assistance from the office of Vice President Jejomar Binay, an alumnus of the state university.
The Diliman Legal Office has also offered to act as private prosecutor in the case against charged suspect Dan Mar Vicencio and has asked for a reinvestigation and deferment of arraignment in a bid to have the charge upgraded to frustrated homicide.