Palace: No worries about President’s health
MANILA, Philippines – There is nothing worry about President Rodrigo Duterte’s health, Malacañang said Monday, after he skipped two of his events in Davao City on Friday.
Duterte was scheduled to appear in the distribution of Certificates of Land Ownership Awards (CLOAs) to Davao Region farmers and the campaign rally of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in his home city but skipped both events.
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Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go said Duterte had migraine.
“He had a migraine but after three hours of rest, he recovered and he went to work, reading so many documents. He just stayed at the house,” Panelo said.
The Palace official dismissed the never-ending speculations about the President’s health.
“He’s okay. As I said he concentrated on his work, the paper work. There are so many things to read and to study,” he said.
He said the chief executive suffered “the usual migraine that affects him every now and then.”
This was not the first time Duterte skipped an event for not feeling well.
In February, he skipped an event in Palo, Leyte.
During the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit, the 73-year old leader also skipped some events because he “took power naps.”
Following rumors of his deteriorating health, Duterte had admitted that he underwent colonoscopy and endoscopy in 2018 but denied nursing a serious illness. / gsg
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