Former Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos re-entered the hospital the same day a judge set the date for a hearing on whether he is healthy enough to face criminal charges in New York, a prosecutor said Friday.

"We were in court yesterday (Thursday) to set a date for both sides to present all the medical evidence they have as to his ability to travel," Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Livingston said from New York. "As far as we're concerned, we'll proceed."The hearing was scheduled for Jan. 19.

Marcos, 71, who contends he is too ill to travel to New York for arraignment on racketeering charges, entered St. Francis Medical Center on Thursday for the second time in three weeks.