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Duterte not ‘feeling well,’ skips Leyte event 

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 04:09 PM February 01, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday canceled his event in Palo town in Leyte province because he is “not feeling well,” his trusted aide said.

“[Duterte is] not feeling well,” Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go told reporters.

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The President was supposed to attend the Barangay Summit on Peace and Order in Palo, Leyte at 4 p.m. Friday.

Sought for comment, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said it should not be a cause of concern.

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“Well he is not Superman; every person does not feel well sometimes. I don’t feel well now and I’m also cancelling my appointment later this afternoon. I don’t think that the President cancelling an event in (Palo) because he is not feeling well is a cause of concern,” Panelo said in a text message.

“We should, in fact, commend the President for knowing when to cancel a trip and resting his body if he is not feeling his usual strong self,” he added. /kga

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