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Duterte skipped two events because of migraine – Palace

/ 05:36 AM March 19, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte is in the pink of health despite his absence from two events in Davao City on Friday due to a migraine, Malacañang said on Monday.

Senatorial candidate Christopher “Bong” Go, the President’s former special assistant, also said Mr. Duterte was “indisposed” when he skipped the events, including the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) campaign rally in the city.

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At a press briefing, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the President needed a few hours’ rest to recover from migraine on Friday night.

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“He had migraine but after three hours of rest, he recovered and went to work, reading so many documents,” Panelo said.

Asked if the President’s health condition was a cause for concern, Panelo said: “Definitely not.”

Apart from his scheduled appearance in the PDP-Laban campaign rally on Friday, the President was also supposed to attend the distribution of land titles to agrarian reform beneficiaries in Davao City.

Go, in a Facebook post on Saturday, said the President had “midnight snacks” after reading several documents.

The President’s state of health has been a cause of concern for his supporters, as well as speculation by his critics.

In October last year, Malacañang said he underwent endoscopy and colonoscopy at a hospital in San Juan City. —Julie M. Aurelio

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