Duterte complains of aching spine on way to Palace event

By: - Reporter / @JhoannaBINQ
/ 07:45 PM March 06, 2018


President Rodrigo Duterte complained on Tuesday of an aching spine.

In a speech during the oath-taking of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission in Malacañang, Duterte apologized for being late to the event because he had to take medications for his aching spine.


“You know, I asked for your pardon for being late. Late ako doon sa ano kasi…started late. Pagdating ko medyo my spinal is acting up again so I had to pass by the house to for my medications,” Duterte said.

Duterte was about an hour and a half late for the 5 p.m. oath-taking event.


He came from the GoNegosyo 10th Filipina Entrepreneurship at the World Trade Center where he was a guest of honor. He started his speech at around 3:40 p.m. and ended at around 4:40 p.m.

It is unknown which house the President was referring to, but he stays at Bahay Pagbabago in front of Malacañang Palace in Manila.

In 2016, Duterte said he had suffered from a slipped disc caused by a motorcycle accident 10 years ago.

He said he had four “non-life threatening” ailments, including Barrett’s esophagus and Buerger’s disease.

Despite his own admission, however, Duterte refused to disclose his medical records.

READ: Duterte admits he has 4 ailments

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