Marcos catches cold in Brussels; skips briefing with media
BRUSSELS, Belgium — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. got a cold in his second day here as temperature dropped to -3 degrees on Tuesday.
This prompted the president to skip his scheduled press briefing with the media on Tuesday night (early Wednesday Manila time).
House Speaker Martin Romualdez faced the media on behalf of the president.
“He’s got a cold. Napaos lang yata siya. He has a cold,” Romualdez told reporters.
Earlier in the day, Marcos apologized for his hoarse voice to officials of top European companies during a luncheon meeting.
“I would like at this point to apologize for my voice, but you must understand that a temperature difference of—from 35 degrees to -3 is a big jump for this old body,” the president said.