Duterte 'in per­fect shape' af­ter mi­graine at­tack

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! -

PRES­I­DENT Ro­drigo Duterte is in "per­fect shape" af­ter suf­fer­ing from mi­graine at­tack last March 15, Mala­cañang said on Mon­day, March 18.

Pres­i­den­tial Spokesper­son Sal­vador Panelo said the Pres­i­dent re­cu­per­ated weekly from mi­graine and went back to work af­ter tak­ing some rest.

"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 [in Davao City]," the Palace of­fi­cial said in a press con­fer­ence.

Asked if Duterte was in "per­fect shape," Panelo said, "Def­i­nitely."

Duterte was sup­posed to lead the cer­e­mo­nial dis­tri­bu­tion of cer­ti­fi­ca­tions of land own­er­ship and at­tend the Peo­ple's Po­lit­i­cal Grand Rally in Davao City on March 15, but missed the pub­lic en­gage­ments due to mi­graine.

On Fe­bru­ary 1, the 73-year-old Pres­i­dent also skipped a peace and or­der sum­mit with vil­lage of­fi­cials in Leyte be­cause of slight fever.

Duterte's ab­sence from pub­lic eye for a few days last month has sparked spec­u­la­tions that he al­ready passed away.

The Pres­i­dent is open to his health con­di­tion, as he pre­vi­ously ad­mit­ted that he is suf­fer­ing from chronic back pains and mi­graine be­cause of spinal in­jury he sus­tained in a motorcycle mishap.

He has also ad­mit­ted to hav­ing Bar­rett's esoph­a­gus con­di­tion and Ber­guer's dis­ease.

In Septem­ber 2018, Duterte re­vealed that he had un­der­went en­doscopy and colonoscopy be­cause of his doc­tor's sus­pi­cion that the "growth" in his di­ges­tive tract had de­vel­oped into can­cer.

Duterte, in Oc­to­ber 2018, then as­sured the pub­lic that he tested neg­a­tive for can­cer, based on his med­i­cal re­sults.

Panelo re­it­er­ated to the pub­lic that there was noth­ing se­ri­ous in the Pres­i­dent's health con­di­tion.

"It's the usual mi­graine that af­fects him every now and then," he said.

"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 added.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Philippines

© PressReader. All rights reserved.