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Palace on Duterte drug test dare: No one can order the President

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 05:54 PM August 16, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte will not take orders from anyone and will take a drug test if he wants to, Malacañang said on Thursday.

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Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque issued this statement after Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, one of Duterte’s staunchest critics, dared him and his family to undergo drug testing.

“Well, hindi ko po alam kung anong dapat na response diyan kay Senator Trillanes dahil marami naman talaga siyang sinasabi na hindi ko na nga lang pinapansin o hindi na pinapansin ng Palasyo,” Roque said in a Palace briefing.

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“Pero ngayon po, hindi ko po alam kung anong sasabihin sa kanya other than ang Presidente po ay halal ng bayan; kung gusto pong magpa-drug test ni Presidente gagawin niya, pero hindi po para utusan siya ng kahit sino,” he added.

Trillanes on Thursday posted on his Twitter account the results of his drug test in which he tested negative for cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamine, morphine, and tetrahydrocannabinol.

“Kailan kaya magpapa-drugtest ang mga Dutertes?” he said in the caption  of his Twitter post./ac

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